Friday, April 29, 2016

Genuinely Raw and Authentic Writing, Author Dan Buri's Specialty

by M. J. Joachim


Author Dan Buri

As with most of us, writers don’t spend all their time writing and publishing books, hoping to sell a few copies, and maybe, by some grand cosmic overload, where all the stars align and everything sparkles, shines and somehow catches fire, have them explode into an imposing and boundless warranty of reaching the heights of everlasting authorial perception, where they master the art, capture the audience and never have to work again.

Quite the contrary, because most writers, myself included, have to write. It’s not about getting sales, page views, fame, fortune or anything else, because without rewarding their creativity with that very necessary attention it craves, they might just as soon roll over and become a lump of cells, unable to function in their environment or communicate with anyone around them.

Relatives well know the price of having a writer in their family, as the computer takes center stage amidst glorious activity and conversation carrying on around them. Theirs is a drive, a response to the world and a need to share their thoughts in imaginative and sometimes overly productive ways. The words simply cannot be stopped, as they consent to or quarrel against the world in their midst.

“If your definition of success is based on whether others enjoy what you do, you’re bound to be disappointed.” Dan Buri

Which is why Pieces Like Pottery is such an important collection of short stories, because as much as it is dark and unrelenting at times, it is also raw, real and filled with hope, redemption and compassion. Pieces Like Pottery could not in any way have been an easy book to write for Dan. My best guess is that he had to step away from his computer and take walks by the shore numerous times, as the stories shared express an all too real element of human experience, suffering and consumption. Writers often get overwhelmed by the stories they tell, even if they are fiction.

It is this very real and effective release, thoroughly explored in their works that makes them so attractive to publications like Pundit Press, Tree and American Discovery, to name just a few places where Mr. Buri’s work has been featured. Nothing Any Good can come from not writing for many of us who work so hard at our craft. Whether it’s articles submitted to various publications, books published online and in print, blogging or all of the aforementioned, writers somehow manage to connect everything else they do with the journey they are naturally compelled to take as authors in this world.

It’s a juggling act really, as I’m sure author Dan Buri can readily attest. He’s an attorney, husband and father, a man who has been recognized by Intellectual Asset Magazine as one of the World’s Top 300 Intellectual Property Strategists every year since 2010. Sounds a bit stressful when you think about it, which is probably why he lives in such a beautiful place, namely the Pacific Northwest, a place I personally am very fond of, having relatives who live in the area. It’s quite simply gorgeous and phenomenal scenery up there!




Needless to say, I’m keeping my promise and giving free promotions to writers here on this blog. Many thanks to Mr. Buri for sending me the necessary information to write this article for publication here. I have read, reviewed and recommend his book, Pieces Like Pottery. I also recommend following his blog, because there’s lots more writing where Dan is concerned, and some of those articles you won’t want to miss.

Now it’s your turn. Please help an indie author and pass this article around. Sharing is caring, so share, share and share some more.

Best to all, and Happy Friday everyone!

M. J.

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