John Vorhaus

A Million Random Words

A Million Random Words by John Vorhaus
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nonfiction Humor, Professional
For readers of:Tom Robbins, Strunk & White, Robert McKee, Annie Duke
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Print Length3714 pages
PublisherBafflegab Books
Publication DateFebruary 28, 2013
About the Book

Hi there. John Vorhaus here, author -- well, conceiver -- of A Million Random Words, and I was just wondering: Have you ever been disappointed by a book that made you a promise and then didn't come through? You'll never have that problem with A Million Random Words! It promises -- and delivers -- 1,000,000 words, including countless ones that you've never heard of or even imagine existed. And what can you do with a book like this? I use it when I need fresh phrases or odd character names -- just now it gave me "shedable vulgarian" and "Quern Ranpike" -- and what writer couldn't use interesting seed corn like that? You can also write the most hellacious "exquisite corpse" poetry, where you take as much or as little raw text as you like, and keep throwing out words you don't like until what you're left with is poetry -- even art. I've heard that people use A Million Random Words as a party game, reading random sentences and challenging one another to make sense of them. Myself, I have trouble reading very much of it out loud without cracking up laughing. It's very hard to read aloud (and therefore makes an excellent drinking game). Best of all, at a suggested price of $5, A Million Random Words delivers real value: just $0.000005 per word. Word for word, you won't find a better bargain anywhere on earth. Download A Million Random Words and get your random on! -jv

About the Author

John Vorhaus is now known to one and all as the man who brought Radar Hoverlander - con artist extraordinaire - to life in the "sunshine noir" mystery novel, THE CALIFORNIA ROLL, and its acclaimed sequel, THE ALBUQUERQUE TURKEY. His other novels include UNDER THE GUN and WORLD SERIES OF MURDER, the latter available exclusively through Kindle.John is also well known as the author of THE COMIC TOOLBOX: HOW TO BE FUNNY EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT. This seminal book on writing comedy for television and film is now in its fifth printing, and continues to be a definitive source of information and inspiration for writers from Santa Monica to Scandinavia. Its companion volume, CREATIVITY RULES, is similarly a crucial book for writers at any stage of development.Not content to rest on those laurels, Vorhaus is also the author of ten books on poker, including the KILLER POKER series and, with Annie Duke, the revolutionary DECIDE TO PLAY GREAT POKER. "As a poker player," confesses Vorhaus, "I'm a pretty good writer."An international consultant in television and film script development, Vorhaus has worked for television networks, film schools, production companies and film funding bodies in 32 countries on five continents. He recently worked in Moscow, running the writing staff of the Russian version of Married... with Children, and in Tel Aviv, consulting on the Israeli version of The Golden Girls. He also travels regularly to Nicaragua, where he builds social-action comedy/dramas to provide positive role modeling for the poor, young and disenfranchised of that embattled country. Vorhaus is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Writers Guild of America. He has consulted to Walt Disney Feature Animation and taught at such institutions as Northwestern University, the American Film Institute and the Writers Program of the UCLA Extension. He tweets @TrueFactBarFact and secretly controls the world from

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