About Scott Riekstins
Just over a decade ago I decided I wanted to be a writer. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression… “A writer writes”.
So I did. I worked on a couple of screenplays that turned out to be total crap. I wrote some short stories that were OK and then I switched gears to end rhyming poetry. All of my early pen to paper writing efforts were introduced to a fire pit…twice in seven years. You could call it a cleansing , self doubt, or reading between the lines, it was just something I did without regret.
I reluctantly shared some of my work with friends. I received a tongue lashing for burning the earlier stuff. They made me promise to never again throw my writings into the fire. I gave up on pen to paper and started writing more end rhyming poetry on my iPhone.
I found it therapeutic and a challenging source of entertainment. There is something unique about packing so much of a story into so few lines. People also liked the work. In the last five years I’ve written over 400 poems. I thought most of them were crap so…..of course I deleted them.
Throughout the pages of this book are a scattered collection of my favorites. Several of these rhymes are in process of being converted into children’s picture books.
It is quite a task developing characters from words on a page, to stories brought to life through illustrations.
I am truly lucky to have the opportunity of working with such talented artists as well as exploring my own ways of self expression.
Inspired by life experience and an over active imagination, I am nervously delighted to share with you some of my deepest thoughts, dreams, highs, lows and most everything in between. It is my hope that you can relate to some of the feelings, observations, jokes and insight that I have expressed in this book of rhymes.