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Mesg #257 "16. The Hero's 2 Journeys by Michael Hague and Christopher Vogler"
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This audio book is actually a recording of some lectures that the two authors gave during a workshop. It details two similar approaches to storytelling, and while both Hague and Vogler specialize in movies and screenwriting, the lessons they talk about here can be applied to any writing.

Hague has the more general approach to story telling, and is more focused upon hitting the beats at approximately the right time in the story. Vogler's model is the classic "Hero's Journey" as he has developed it from Joseph Campbell's seminal work: The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

The lectures are broken down into two segments, the first focusing on the outer or physical layer of the story/journey. Which they equate strongly with the plot of the story. The second portion deals with the internal layer of the story/journey. This portion they equate strongly with theme. The implication is you need both story arcs to make your story the best version you can.

Both speakers are good, and pepper their points throughout with examples taken mostly, but effectively, from movies. As the lecture was given in LA, it should be no surprise that the majority of the audience were screenwriters. It was short, coming in at just over three hours, and was easy listening. Although I was able to listen to it just fine on 1.5x speed, and didn't notice a problem. It was on discount for just $5.95. I thought it worth the price.

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