Monthly Archives: June 2012
In his book Vogler guides us by a simple idea: All stories consist of a few common structural elements found universally in myths, fairy tales. dream, and movies. They are known collectively as The Hero’s Journey.
It was 1988 when I awestruck by mythologist Joseph Campbell thanks to Bill Moyers who did a six part interview with Campbell which later became a book. I began to understand my current life adventure in a new way.
My agonizing decision to quit my job in 1986, sell my home and move to an island began to make sense in a new way. It would be a long time before I realized fully that I was on a Hero’s (Heroine’s) Journey. But that’s another story. Today, I recalled that I had packed away, somewhere, the Moyers/Campbell interviews on video. I dug them out to watch.
Later at my computer I ran across a lecture given by Ray Bradbury
If you are a writer or a wanna be, take time to listen. I liked his insistence that to become good at your craft – each night for 1,000 nights – read one short story, one poem and one essay. I’m going to do it!
Thanks Warren for the loan of the book. It was just the ticket for today. Jan
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Assignment for Story Circle Writers Group, Safety Harbor Library, June 20, 6-7:45 pm.
Sign up now to attend a free Dream Workshop, sponsored by Friends of the Library, you will learn to recall, record and work with your dreams. The workshops are part of the Pinellas County Libraries “Under The Covers” programs this summer. Call for reservations: July 17th 6:30-8:30PM Dunedin Library 727 298-3080 or August 8th, 6-8PM at the St Pete Beach Library 727 363-9238. Jan