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  • WRITERS JOURNEY : Mythic Structure for Writers   -   25th Anniversary Edition
    WRITERS JOURNEY : Mythic Structure for Writers - 25th Anniversary Edition
    VOGLER CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9781615933235
    Title: WRITERS JOURNEY : Mythic Structure for Writers - 25th Anniversary Edition
    Author: VOGLER CHRISTOPHER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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 galvanised 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.

    Imprint: MICHAEL WIESE PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • WRITERS LIBRARY : The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives
    WRITERS LIBRARY : The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives
    PEARL NANCY / SCHWAGER JEFF
    ISBN: 9780062968500
    Title: WRITERS LIBRARY : The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives
    Author: PEARL NANCY / SCHWAGER JEFF
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: PUBLICATION DELAYED

    Introduction by Susan Orlean

    Twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful collection from "American's Librarian" Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all.

    Before Jennifer Egan, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Jonathan Lethem became revered authors, they were readers. In this ebullient book, America's favorite librarian Nancy Pearl and noted-playwright Jeff Schwager interview a diverse range of America's most notable and influential writers about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark. Illustrated with beautiful line drawings, The Writer's Library is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries, and bookstores of today's favorite authors-the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America's literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, The Writer's Library is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word. The authors in The Writer's Library are:, ∗Russell Banks, ∗TC Boyle, ∗Michael Chabon, ∗Susan Choi, ∗Jennifer Egan, ∗Dave Eggers, ∗Louise Erdrich, ∗Richard Ford, ∗Laurie Frankel, ∗Andrew Sean Greer, ∗Jane Hirshfield, ∗Siri Hustvedt, ∗Charles Johnson, ∗Laila Lalami, ∗Jonathan Lethem, ∗Donna Tartt, ∗Madeline Miller, ∗Viet Thanh Nguyen, ∗Luis Alberto Urrea, ∗Vendela Vida, ∗Ayelet Waldman, ∗Maaza Mengiste, ∗Amor Towles

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $54.99

    Price: $54.99
  • WRITERS MAP : An Atlas of Imaginary Lands
    WRITERS MAP : An Atlas of Imaginary Lands
    LEWIS-JONES HUW [ED]
    ISBN: 9780500519509
    Title: WRITERS MAP : An Atlas of Imaginary Lands
    Author: LEWIS-JONES HUW [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Maps can transport us, they are filled with wonder, the possibility of real adventure and travels of the mind. This is an atlas of the journeys that writers make, encompassing not only the maps that actually appear in their books, but also the many maps that have inspired them and the sketches that they use in writing. For some, making a map is absolutely central to the craft of shaping and telling their tale. A writer’s map might mean also the geographies they describe, the worlds inside books that rise from the page, mapped or unmapped, and the realms that authors inhabit as they write. Philip Pullman recounts a map he drew for an early novel; Robert Macfarlane reflects on his cartophilia, set off by Robert Louis Stevenson and his map of Treasure Island; Joanne Harris tells of her fascination with Norse maps of the universe; Reif Larsen writes about our dependence on GPS and the impulse to map our experience; Daniel Reeve describes drawing maps and charts for The Hobbit trilogy of films; Miraphora Mina recalls creating ‘The Marauder’s Map’ for the Harry Potter films; David Mitchell leads us to the Mappa Mundi by way of Cloud Atlas and his own sketch maps. And there’s much more besides.

    Amidst a cornucopia of images, there are maps of the world as envisaged in medieval times, as well as maps of adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, maps from nursery stories, literary classics, collectible comics – a vast range of genres.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
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