It’s been an interesting week with the first few books being delivered & being able to test how it works.
The feedback has (generally) been very positive.
I’ve particularly enjoyed reading the story to families who really get the message, about making smart decisions about our future & how the best way to deal with big problems that seem overwhelming is to start with small steps.
I’ve decided to help out with kids who are having reading difficulties at school. I enjoyed reading with my own kids – in fact Mr 15 still enjoys me reading to him (I think one of his best memories was reading Despereaux before it was even on film).
I’m enjoying the test reads of the book I’ve written too – especially when the monster arrives RRAAAWWWRRR!
The book I’m writing is starting to become awesome – probably 85% awesome :-)
I realised when it’s finished it will make me a storyteller which sounds pretty neat.
Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.
Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies – two in the front seat and three in the back – wide eyed and white as ghosts.
The driver, obviously confused, says to him, “Officer, I don’t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?”
“Ma’am,” the officer replies, “You weren’t speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers.”
“Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly…Twenty two miles an hour!” the old woman says a bit proudly.
The State Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle explains to her that “22” was the route number, not the speed limit.
A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error.
“But before I let you go, Ma’am, I have to ask…Is everyone in this car ok? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single peep this whole time.” the officer asks.
“Oh, they’ll be alright in a minute officer. We just got off Route 119”
After studying some great photos, I realised that the really good ones tell stories.
They have all the elements of a great story.
After reading the book Top Performer which mixes the ideas of street performance and business, and enjoying reading an amazing book with my son, I am considering developing a storytelling performance that I could do in public.