Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welcome Fellow CRR Author - Barri Bryan

I'd like to welcome fellow CRR Author, Barri Bryan. Barri's latest release with CRR Publishing is "A Second Splendor."

Welcome, Barri.

BARRI: Writing is not only concerned with how a writer writes, it also includes what a writer writes. The fiction writer's aim is to communicate, not only thoughts and ideas, but also feelings and emotions. The expressing of emotions is highly valued but not easily attained. It takes imagination and creative reasoning to communicate honest convictions and to express sincere emotions.

Learning to communicate expressively is not achieved the way you assimilate facts about geography or learn by rote the meanings of symbols. It is, rather a process of practice, discovery, and creation. Writing is an art, but like any art form it has an attending craft. There are skills and abilities that can be recognized and then practiced help you hone that craft.

Expressive writing is not accomplished speedily or through half-hearted efforts. To write expressively a writer must be focused. Focus induces a state of concentration that is intense and absolute.

An expressive writer is perceptive. Perception allows you to create something where nothing existed before, thus filling a void.

Empathy for the feelings and emotions of others is important in expressive writing.

An expressive writer's work has unity. When you write about imagined occurrences, the objective is not just to relate what happened. You want to recount your vision in a way that recreates the mood, and develops the dramatic significance of the event.

An expressive writer is aware. Awareness is an integral part of expressive writing. It begins by combining sensory messages with past knowledge and personal expectations to examine more closely the blur of daily experiences. Imaginative thinking allows you to move past literal applications and discover implied analogies and relationships. This kind of writing requires time and effort because those relationships aren’t always obvious.

An expressive writer is a passionate lover who persuades and convinces with words. Wooing with words involves being able to perceive, feel, and think subtly and precisely. It also demands a good vocabulary. The more acquainted you are with a variety of words and their meanings, the more able you are to express thoughts and sentiments.

An expressive writer relates to readers with honesty and candor by using mind, feelings, and imagination to create an organized and logical work. This is always a challenge and often a trial. It is never easy to disclose personal truths and to discover and express intimate realities. Honesty, as a writer perceives it, is a deceptive concept that continuously slips away on the wings of sentiment and sensation. To be honest with readers requires that a writer be honest with himself or herself. Honesty with one's self can be disturbing and painful; however, it is perhaps, the first prerequisite to writing expressively.

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  1. Nice post, Barri! You make so many great points. This is why anyone can write a book but only some can really WRITE a story. It's not easy to blend all these things together.

    Enjoyed your excerpt. :-)

  2. Thank you LK, and thank you for stopping by.

  3. Thanks Steph for having me as your guest.


  4. Barri, I had to work some tight shifts and I didn't get a chance to pop in sooner, but it was a pleasure to have you and if you ever want to visit, let me know.