The Writer s Journey

The Writer s Journey
Author: Christopher Vogler
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0330375911
Language: en
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The Writer's Journey is an insider's guide to how master storytellers from Hitchcock to Spielberg have used mythic structure to create powerful stories. This new edition includes analyses of latest releases such as The Full Monty.

The Writer s Journey 25th Anniversary Edition

The Writer s Journey   25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Christopher Vogler
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 510
ISBN: 1615933158
Language: en
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Originally an influential memo Vogler wrote for Walt Disney Animation executives regarding The Lion King, The Writer's Journey details a twelve-stage, myth-inspired method that has galvanized Hollywood's treatment of cinematic storytelling. A format that once seldom deviated beyond a traditional three-act blueprint, Vogler's comprehensive theory of story structure and character development has met with universal acclaim, and is detailed herein using examples from myths, fairy tales, and classic movies. This book has changed the face of screenwriting worldwide over the last 25 years, and continues to do so.

Story

Story
Author: Robert McKee
Release: 1999-01
Editor: Methuen Publishing
Pages: 466
ISBN: 0413715604
Language: en
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"In Story screenwriting guru Robert McKee presents his powerful and much sought-after knowledge in a comprehensive guide to the essentials of screenwriting and storytelling." -- Methuen.

Michener

Michener
Author: Stephen J. May
Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780806182148
Language: en
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James A. Michener was one of the most beloved storytellers of our time, captivating readers with sweeping historical plots that educated and entertained. In this first full-length biography of the private as well as the public Michener, Stephen J. May reveals how an aspiring writer became a best-selling novelist. It is the only book to draw on Michener’s complete papers as well as interviews with his friends and associates. The result conveys much about Michener never before revealed in print. May follows the young Michener from an impoverished Pennsylvania childhood to the wartime Pacific, where he found inspiration for Tales of the South Pacific, a book that led to a string of best sellers, including The Source, Centennial, Chesapeake, and The Covenant. May provides insights into Michener’s personal life: his three marriages, his unique working methods, and his social and political views. He also reveals the author’s hypersensitivity to criticism, his egotism, and his failure on some occasions to acknowledge the contributions of his assistants. Examining Michener’s body of writing in its biographical and cultural contexts, May describes the creation of each novel and assesses the book’s strengths and shortcomings. His close readings underscore Michener’s innovativeness in presenting mountains of historical and cultural research in an engaging literary form. This probing biography establishes Michener’s place in twentieth-century letters as it offers an unprecedented view of the man behind the typewriter.

Myth and the Movies

Myth and the Movies
Author: Stuart Voytilla
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0941188663
Language: en
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Identifies common ingredients in movies as varied as "Die Hard," "Unforgiven," "The Fly," "Platoon," "Ordinary People," "Bringing Up Baby," and "Star Wars"

The Hero s Journey

The Hero s Journey
Author: Joseph Campbell
Release: 2003
Editor: New World Library
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1577314042
Language: en
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Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."

Prairie Feast

Prairie Feast
Author: Amy Jo Ehman
Release: 2010
Editor: Coteau Books
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9781550504132
Language: en
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A year of eating locally results in a gastronomical journey through prairie food festivals, local food traditions and the infamous community dinners. A humorous, light-hearted chronicle of the writer's love affair with good food, prairie traditions and flavours from her childhood with recipes peppered throughout. Fueled by nostalgia and her taste buds, she set out to rediscover the flavours of her childhood - the flavours of natural, local, farm-fresh prairie food. When she vowed to serve only locally produced food at her own dinner table for one year, the pursuit took on a life of its own. Beautiful photographs enhance Amy Jo's mouth-watering menus, recipes and her adventures in the pursuit of home grown prairie food.

Frantumaglia

Frantumaglia
Author: Elena Ferrante
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Europa Editions UK
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781609453046
Language: en
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This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante’s workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over twenty years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing. In these pages Ferrante answers many of her readers’ questions. She addresses her choice to stand aside and let her books live autonomous lives. She discusses her thoughts and concerns as her novels are being adapted into films. She talks about the challenge of finding concise answers to interview questions. She explains the joys and the struggles of writing, the anguish of composing a story only to discover that it isn’t good enough for publication. She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, with the cities she has lived in, with motherhood, with feminism, and with her childhood as a storehouse of memories, material, and stories. The result is a vibrant and intimate selfportrait of a writer at work.

How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency

How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency
Author: Robert Boice
Release: 1994
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
Pages: 288
ISBN: UCSC:32106010424882
Language: en
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Shows how a program of education, discussion, and therapy works for many writers in mastering ideas such as patience, pacing, motivation, and resilience.

Want Me

Want Me
Author: Tracy Clark-Flory
Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525506423
Language: en
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A NEW YORK TIMES "NEW & NOTEWORTHY" BOOK | A BUSTLE "MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2021" | ONE OF PUREWOW’S “BOOKS WE CAN’T WAIT TO READ IN FEBRUARY” | VANITY FAIR’S “THE BEST BOOKS TO BUY THIS VALENTINE’S DAY” "Want Me is complicated, fun, shocking, and heart-warming all at once." —Jessica Valenti, New York Times bestselling author of Sex Object "Intimate, challenging, and so very smart. Want Me is a gift." —Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of Good and Mad Tracy Clark-Flory grew up wedged between fizzy declarations of "girl power" and the sexualized mandates of pop culture. It was "broken glass ceilings" and Girls Gone Wild infomercials. With a vague aim toward sexual empowerment, she set out to become what men wanted--or, at least, understand it. In her moving, fresh, and darkly humorous memoir, she shares the thrilling and heartbreaking events that led to discovering conflicting truths about her own desire, first as a woman coming of age and then as a veteran journalist covering the sex beat. Tracing her experiences on adult film sets, at fetish conventions, and during an orgasmic meditation retreat (to name just a few), Clark-Flory weaves in statistics and expert voices to reckon with our views on sexual freedom. Want Me is about looking for love, sex, and power as a woman in a culture that is "freer" than ever, yet defined by unprecedented pressures and enduring constraints. This is a first-hand example of one woman who navigated the mixed messages of sexual expectation, only to discover the complexity of her own wants and our collective need to change the limitations of that journey.

The Great Northern Express

The Great Northern Express
Author: Howard Frank Mosher
Release: 2012
Editor: Crown Pub
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780307450692
Language: en
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Documents the author's road trip across twenty-first-century America, where he shared personal encounters with homeless people, country performers, and readers and writers from all walks of life.

Circle Way

Circle Way
Author: Mary Ann Hogan
Release: 2022-02-15
Editor: LifeTree Media
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781637560136
Language: en
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In this visually rich, multigenerational lyric essay, Mary Ann Hogan reflects on a life of letters and her relationship to her late father, Bill Hogan, well-known literary editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, whom John Steinbeck once dubbed “an old and valued friend.” Circle Way is a bittersweet memoir of a father, daughter, and a prominent California family. Written in an evocative, expressionistic style, this work of creative nonfiction flutters somewhere between journalism and poetry. At the heart of the story, journalist Mary Ann Hogan grapples with identity, family, and the creative calling. Sifting through her father's notebooks after his death, Mary Ann discovers a man whose unrealized dreams echo her own. Eager to learn more about her family even as she wrestles with terminal illness, Mary Ann explores the fascinating cast of characters who were her forebearers. We meet the author’s great grandfather, an Oakland lumber baron who lost his fortune in the crash of ’29, and a great uncle who was sent to San Quentin for two deaths some say he may not have caused. Richly illustrated with Bill Hogan’s original sketches and watercolors, this poignant and absorbing tale is an immersive feast for anyone interested in literature, history, and the often-mysterious facets of family.

The Virgin s Promise

The Virgin s Promise
Author: Kim Hudson
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1932907726
Language: en
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"The Virgins Promise demystifies the complexities of archetypes and clearly outlines the steps of a virgin s journey to realize her dream. Audiences need to see more than brave, self-sacrificing heroes. They need to see virgins who bring their talents and self-fulfilling joys to life. The Virgin s Promise describes this journey with beats that feel incredibly familiar but that have not been illustrated in any other screenwriting book. It explores the yin and yang of the virgin and hero journeys to take up their power as individuals, and includes a practical guide to putting this new theory into action. "--Back cover.

Primo Levi s Universe

Primo Levi s Universe
Author: Sam Magavern
Release: 2009-07-07
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780230622906
Language: en
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Primo Levi is best known as a memoirist of Auschwitz, but he was also a scientist, fiction writer, and poet: in short, a Renaissance man. Primo Levi's Universe offers a multi-faceted portrait of the heroic man who turned the concentration camp experience into beautiful yet terrifying literature. Over time, Levi developed an original world-view which he conveyed in his writing. Through careful readings of Levi's works, Sam Magavern finally does justice to his calm rationality, dark poetry, essential beliefs and wit. Levi's art and life are inextricably intertwined, and this book presents them together, allowing each to shed light on the other.

Her Dark Lies

Her Dark Lies
Author: J.T. Ellison
Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: MIRA
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781488076541
Language: en
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If you only read one thriller this year... “A great modern gothic. Ellison outdid herself— what an ending!” —Catherine Coulter, #1 NYT bestselling author of VORTEX. Fast-paced and brilliantly unpredictable, J.T. Ellison’s breathtaking new novel invites you to a wedding none will forget—and some won’t survive. Jutting from sparkling turquoise waters off the Italian coast, Isle Isola is an idyllic setting for a wedding. In the majestic cliff-top villa owned by the wealthy Compton family, up-and-coming artist Claire Hunter will marry handsome, charming Jack Compton, surrounded by close family, intimate friends…and a host of dark secrets. From the moment Claire sets foot on the island, something seems amiss. Skeletal remains have just been found. There are other, newer disturbances, too. Menacing texts. A ruined wedding dress. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claire’s otherwise blissful relationship—the strange mystery surrounding Jack’s first wife. Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out—and the real terror begins… You won't be able to guess what happens in the end!

Writing Short Films

Writing Short Films
Author: Linda J. Cowgill
Release: 2010-10-20
Editor: Lone Eagle
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9780307875143
Language: en
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This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters. Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays.

The Screenwriter s Bible

The Screenwriter s Bible
Author: David Trottier
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 194
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017534574
Language: en
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The Bible is five books bound into a single volume. -- a screenwriting primer (provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics) -- a formatting guide (presents both correct screenplay and teleplay formats) -- a screenwriting workbook (the writing process, from nascent ideas to revisions) -- a sales and marketing guide (offers a marketing plan and sales strategies) -- a resource guide (provides contacts for industry organizations, guilds and unions, schools, publications, support groups and services, contests, etc.)

Algernon Charlie and I

Algernon  Charlie  and I
Author: Daniel Keyes
Release: 2004-07-21
Editor: Harvest Books
Pages: 220
ISBN: 0156029995
Language: en
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The author of Flowers for Algernon discusses his fiction writing methods, describes the heartbreaks and joys he experienced at being published, and offers insight into the creative writing process of his classic work, in a volume complemented by the original story. Reprint.

The Outlaw s Journey

The Outlaw s Journey
Author: Gloria Kempton
Release: 2013-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1609440722
Language: en
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You live in a 6 x 8 foot cell. You’re watched 24 hours per day. You seldom get one moment to yourself to think a thought, take a leak, make a private phone call. You have little control over anything at all in your life. Unless you’re in innocent man, you’ve hurt someone and because you’re paying the consequences, you’re reminded of what you did every single day. Much of society has written you off, and depending on the kind of crime you’ve committed, does not want to see you out on the streets again any time soon, if ever. You’re an outlaw. You’ve taken a path that is literally outside of the law. And yet, even though you’re only too aware of all of the above, something else is also true. You’re a hero. There is indeed someone in charge of your life and that someone is you. You’re the hero of your life, hereafter called your journey. Your life is a story, and you’re the main character. This is what The Hero’s Journey is—you on an external journey to prison for a period of self-imposed exile in order to explore the inner landscape of your human journey. Practically, it’s a system of storytelling, a way of thinking about our lives, a way to shape and revise and rewrite our personal life stories. Whether we use the form of memoir or novel, personal experience story or short story. The Hero’s Journey begins to show us our attitude toward our lives and stories, our resistance to some of the lessons we could be learning, and our shadow that is hiding the story truths we’re not quite ready to look at. The Hero’s Journey is a giant flashlight that you can use to illuminate the stories that burn passionately in your soul, and when you’re ready to write them, it’s there, waiting to help you make meaning out of those stories.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Author: Joseph Campbell
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Bollingen Foundation
Pages: 403
ISBN: 0691119244
Language: en
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Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.