Creativity Rules!

A Writer's Handbook

Other title by John Vorhaus

Comic Toolbox

  • 271 Pages
  • 6x9 Paper
  • Silman-James Press
  • 9781879505506
  • 1-879505-50-9
  • Available electronic format(s):
    Kindle, iBook,

There is a gap between the writers we are and the writers we want to be.  Creativity Rules!  helps close that gap with a lively examination of the creative process and an engaging set of exercises designed to shake you free of the doldrums and quickly plunge you into the act of writing.

  • Make creative choices with confidence
  • Improve access to your own ideas
  • Conquer writer’s block foreveR
  • Invent all the plots and characters you need
  • Generate stories and themes quickly
  • Develop the daily practice of writing

Thoroughly practical, witty, and inviting, Creativity Rules! gives writers powerful strategies for exploiting creativity’s treasures.  Be the writer you desire to be.  Anything is possible when Creativity Rules!

“Energetic and accessible. Vorhaus guides and nurtures with fun, snappy exercises that are designed to open up any writer to the joys and possibilities of creative writing.”
—Linda Seger, author, Making a Good Script Great

“Why John Vorhaus—his book, anyway—is a lot like Costco: 1.  There are more things inside than you could possibly need; 2.  The thing you need, they have; 3.  It’s a bargain.”
—Jeff Arch, screenwriter, Sleepless in Seattle

“Vorhaus is a fountain of ideas.  This book will make you one too.”
—Robert Masello, author, A Friend in the Business

John Vorhaus

John Vorhaus’ writing credits include episodes of The Wonder Years, Head of the Class, and Married…With Children.  He has taught writing at the UCLA Extension Writers Program, the American Film Institute, and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.  Before turning to comedy writing, Vorhaus worked as an advertising copywriter and a folk musician.  His comic essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other publications.


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