I have no claim of legitimacy to be posting here. I love the idea of writing, scribble a bit, dream a lot and tell great stories. But the diligence to stick at it eludes me.
Still, like many "wannabe" writers, I read, collect and enjoy books on writing.
Joseph Campbell: "Hero's Journey". "On Myth" etc are all great. There is plenty to enjoy at the Joseph Campbell Foundation: http://www.jcf.org/new/index.php
I see Christopher Vogler mentioned above. "The Writer's Journey". Also good, although his examples are not as timeless as JC's stuff. Dates the book a bit. Still, it's fun and would appeal to the "Tarot Heads" as he uses a fair bit of tarot-like illustrations. Much of this book is reproduced here: http://www.darkcloudpress.com/blog_file ... _Quest.pdf
The book's main web presence is here: http://www.thewritersjourney.com/
Christopher Booker: "The Seven Basic Plots, Why we tell stories" is a mighty tome (728 pages) and does what it says on the cover.
A couple of others...
Ronald Wolfe: Writing Comedy. (rev 2003) Hale
Richard Joseph: Bestsellers. Top Writer's Tell How. (1998) Summersdale