Sconnettts is a collection of more than fifty poems by Scottt Raven reflecting on various aspects of love; from first love to fiancee with everything in between. The book also includes sonnets about Arnold Schwarzennegger, Lebron James, and Jean Claude Van Damme with special E-book only bonus sonnets about The Coen Brothers, Saved By The Bell and more.
Whereas permission was granted for the first 30 poems in using all names that appear in print, the quotes in the back of the book were written as a series of Lovers’ Complaints from former girlfriends of the author giving them the last word on Scottt; a subtle homage to the appendix of the originally published Shakespearean Sonnets of 1609. Sconnettts is part love-story part pop-culture in pentameter.
Written by Scottt Raven. Cover by Yuriy Fialko. Editing by Justin Woo. Raven Logo by Kassie McKay.
Targeted Age Group:
16 and up
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Wake up at eight and create, 9, 10. Or sleep late then pick up pencil or pen. It’s fine if nothing comes out except for one line. Accept one line or two, three lines or none. Rhyme, off-rhyme or get off rhyme and pun. Notebook or notebook, diary or blog, update your status or go for a jog. Write a little every day or write a lot– your choice. It’s okay to emulate someone else’s style until you find your voice. Ponder every sentence–every word–every letter, let it go for others to enjoy, but don’t let strictly monetary gain measure when you’re better. Listen to me or plug your ears, write what scares you and confront your fears. Living life’s exciting, why you reading this when you could be writing?
About the Author
Scottt Raven is an actor in commercials and short films, a short fiction writer and the co-founder of the Mayhem Poets, a traveling trio of wordsmiths performing from prisons to playgrounds for elementary, middle, high schools and colleges around the world. He is currently working on an original webseries entitled Milkshakespeare, loosely based on this book. He has a double degree in Theater and Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University, has studied improv, Meisner Technique and Shakespeare and lives in NYC with his almost-wife and fictional dog Spott. www.ScotttRaven.com
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