The Writer's Journey, 2nd edition shook up Hollywood by becoming a best-seller among writers everywhere. Now - after nine years Vogler is back with a new edition that will reawaken established writers and inspire a new generation of screenwriters with fresh insights on creating great stories. An indispensable guide to the inner workings of stories, to the ancient and deep-seated patterns of emotion that speak to us through the symbolic language of myth. It applies the classic principles of Joseph Campbell's, The Hero's Journey to modern storytelling.In The Writer's Journey, 3rd Edition Christopher Vogler, one of Hollywood's most rewned story consultants and teachers, expands his vision to show how storytelling evolved from sacred rituals and how its inexhaustible powers can be adapted to the needs of modern storytellers. New chapters on conflict, polarization, and catharsis add dimensions to the core material of The Writer's Journey that is w the most widely used book in the movie, TV, publishing, and computer gaming industries.
Christopher Vogler, based in Los Angeles, is a veteran story consultant for major Hollywood film companies and a respected teacher of filmmakers and writers around the globe. He has influenced the stories of movies from The Lion King to Fight Club to The Thin Red Line and most recently wrote the first installment of Ravenskull, a Japanese-style manga or graphic novel.