My book, Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling, is being used by professors at least half a dozen colleges and universities around the country, as well as many middle and high schools.
Yesterday one of those professors posted a photo of the books on the college bookstore shelf.
As a teacher, author, and storyteller, this was an exciting photo to see. I’m thrilled that my book will be used by students who are learning to write and tell stories.
But I’m not going to lie. Thinking that a future homework assignment might be generated from something I wrote is also a little distressing. I’ve already asked the editor of my upcoming middle grade novel, Cardboard Knight, to include a note on the cover that reads:
“Teachers are forbidden to ask any student to write a report about this book.”
A book report is an excellent way to make a kid hate a book. I know. It happened to me many times.
Also, if Storyworthy is going to be used as a textbook, shouldn’t it also cost $900?
I feel like I’m missing out on some serious profits.