CRAIG’s BOOKS

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BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS BY CRAIG LOCK

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Dream on.”sonny boy”!

from

https://craigsbooklist.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/craigs-list-of-books/

 

http://kiwiswhodaredtodream.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/craigs-books/
Tags: Authors, Craig Lock, Books: Hard copies and e-books:fiction and non-fiction

* Hard copies and e-books: Fiction and non-fiction books, self help, novels on South Africa, “faction”, travel, humour, inspiration, words of encouragement and empowerment, motor racing, Formula 1, Grand Prix drivers


 
 
 

 

I’ve been writing about my passions since 1993.
The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

* Hard copies and e-books – fiction and non-fiction: novels on South Africa, self help, personal growth, inspiration, travel, humour and money books.
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE

 

from

https://craigsbooklist.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/craigs-list-of-books/

1. HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE NINETIES
(now retitled and updated: ‘How to Survive The New Millennium’)

This is Craig’s first book: A collection of writings on various subjects to help every man or woman survive in a rapidly changing, uncertain world… after the “easy living and prosperity” of the seventies and eighties. An introductory look at the concepts of success, motivation, attitude, goal setting and stress

2. THE END OF THE LINE

This is Craig Lock’s first novel. A short novel set in “the beloved country”. A passionate and heart-breaking tale of South Africa, a true story of the bad old days, but with the hope of the new. THE END OF THE LINE “The End Of The Line” could be described as a “faction”, a fiction with a serious factual grounding. It is simple, and therefore moving. It gives yet another highly individual portrait of that troubled land, and it does so through a believable and sustained narrative form.”

3. HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still ‘sliding down the razor blade of life’, stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is ‘trying to throw a double six’ to get off and go out into the real world – but he doesn’t know where!

In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through ‘Grate’ Britain and the Continent

4. THE MAD MONEY BOOK

An introductory guide to make the most of your hard-earned money. This work covers the basics of good money management to helping guide the more serious (and sophistocated) investor.

5.. HOW TO MAKE A MILLION
(even if its only Italian lire!)

We’ll see whether the principles DO work, or whether he’s merely dreaming!

6. DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE

Craig Lock’s humorous travel book about his adventures in provincial New Zealand…
One man and his family – and their experiences “Down Under”.

A new immigrant’s impressions of life in provincial New Zealand (after coming from a large city in South Africa) … and there were one or two rather funny adventures, nay escapades in “Sleepy Hollow” from time to time.

The author and his wife contrast life in colourful, vibrant South Africa with calm and kindly New Zealand – and with large dashes of humour offer much understanding of, and sympathy with the social attitudes of the two worlds.

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REVIEW:

“DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE is an original and agreeable piece of work. The picture it gives of New Zealand- to one who has never been there- has a ring of complete authenticity. The feeling of the country is relaxed, and perhaps rather unstimulating, but we get an overall impression from the writer that he views his time there with some affection, and above all with tolerance.”

This book breathes a natural humour and kindliness, which is what gives it the individual character that is so appealing.

Autobiography has a particular value as a literary form. It is a shared kind of writing and I’ll continue to bang the drum. It is unusual to encounter two such different manuscripts from the same author. Both (THE END OF THE LINE is the other book) have quality and share an easy and assured writing style that is a pleasure to read. These short books are of first rate quality.”

7. THE NEW RAINBOW

A tale of the many colourful and diverse people in the rainbow nation of New South Africans

8. # SA sportbook: MY LIFELONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH SPORT

A tale of my intense passion for all sports throughout my life.

9. THE WINNING MIND

A look at the psychology of sport, the ‘arm-chair’ author’s great passion. This manuscript goes into more depth, from the amateur sports-person to the professional. How to master ones mind, the “top two inches”

10. STEPS TO SUCCESS, PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS

A humorous and “mad” look at how to make the most of yourself.
How to utilize your most probably unfulfilled potential to the fullest…
as well as finding the “crazy” bits in you.

The “secrets” by someone who thinks he has now found them – by “throwing a double six”, at long last – after many, many years of “sliding down the razor blade of life”. Also after having had many detours and come to numerous ‘cul-de-sacs’ (dead ends) along the long and windy road that is life. Up hill and down dale, no rather up mountain and down valley – that is the story of my life.

Written for the ordinary “bloke” or woman in the street

11. ‘QUOTE, UNQUOTE’

A collection of inspirational thoughts that inspired Craig early in his writing “career”
Uplifting thoughts on success, business, sport… and life.

12.. HOW TO WRITE A BOOK AND GET PUBLISHED
(ALL THAT I KNOW ABOUT WRITING!)
Get Cracking and get your book written, completed and published now! We offer the complete package of helping you write that book within you and to get it published. At the end of the book you will have a published book, if you have a manuscript ready to go!

13. I’LL DO IT MY WAY (An Autobiography)

Childhood in South Africa, South African Politics and Apartheid and our new life in New Zealand

MY STORY: Just the real story of my life.

As my dear mother once said, “I’ve been riding the rapids of life in all my years”; so now its rather nice to be becalmed here in these calm waters. Yes, here in the haven and at the same time, the harbour of “Sleepy Hollow”, we are sheltered from the storms of life. And this is the reason why I have been able to write so prolifically. Something that I like very much
and a craft that gives me great satisfaction.

Though I don’t know why the story of my “insignificant little life” should
be so interesting as to have written a book about it. However, my dear wife, Marie said that it may be fascinating and inspirational to others! She also said it might HELP other people having a battle in the “game of life”. I really don’t know about all that. I think I’m really quite an “ordinary bloke”. Anyway, whatever the “boss” says, gets done. So here is my story…

14. OVER THE RAINBOW

A look at the many colourful peoples, who make up this diverse and vibrant society, as seen through the eyes of a newspaper reporter. Many colourful “vignettes” in this “land of great contrasts” – happy, sad and true, that was the fabric of South African life in the lead up to the historic Democratic Election of 1994. We live in a very complex country of great disparities and extremes, especially in wealth and in living standards. A land of great contradictions: a land of sunshine, a world in one country, a land of laughter in this strange and beautiful place. Much of the laughter from the very people, who have suffered the most and felt the most pain in this strange tormented place of ours. Yes, there is that sadness in the eyes of them too. So to put it simply, South Africa is just one happy, sad land…and I hope that the lives of ALL South Africans will become better in the sunny days ahead.

15. ANGOLAN DAWN

The story of a nation’s agony and hope
A true tale of an Angolan migrant miner who goes to ‘e’Goli’, the big city of gold in South Africa.
Also a realistic portrayal of the Angolan conflict in “darkest Africa” through the eyes of a hospital orderly.
A moving and realistic novel about the evil and destructiveness of war, as well as the inherent goodness within every human spirit.

Angolan Dawn is available at: http://www.creativekiwis.com/angolandawn.html and http://www.lulu.com/craiglock

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16. “RETURN OF THE CHICKEN-RUNNERS/CHICKENS”
FROM “ROOINEK TO “ZOLJOLLER”???

“How do I live in this strange place?”
 
 
 

 

– Bernoldus Niemand, from the Boer reggae song, ‘Reggae Vibes is Cool’.

A ‘rather wacky’ (“bedonderde mal” and nostalgic look and what I miss about SA life living ‘in exile’ on the other side of the planet… as a new democratic South Africa is being born.
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BACK COVER

First part of story written from perspective of a rather straight white South African, who emigrates, meets with some sort of accident, loses his memory and later returns home with a very liberal and radically changed outlook. Becomes friendly with several Africans in the New SA, goes partying with a group of them, gets “blotto”, dreams he’s an African…story of his adventures in dreamland.

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17. “A DUMMIES GUIDE TO SELF HELP AND PSYCHIATRY”

HOW TO PROSPER AND BE HAPPY IN THIS NEW MILLENNIUM:
BY CONQUERING STRESS AND NERVOUS TENSION.

DEPRESSION/STRESS

# How to Conquer Stress and Nervous Tension

18. A NEW DAWN

The book, the story, the “epic” “I was called and born to write”
and “my life’s work”. A passionate story of inspiration: hope, faith, peace and especially LOVE for the world and inspired by what I simply term God, the Creative Source of Life itself. That is my legacy to my beloved family…and the world.

 

from

https://craigsbooklist.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/craigs-list-of-books/

 

MANY many more BOOKS written and published since then (see below#)

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19. Craig is presently working on his latest novel ‘The Awakened Spirit’, based on some true and inspiring stories of the indomitable human spirit, that lies within each one of us. Stories of ‘endless possibilities, far and great horizons’.

He firmly believes in the motto: “Find what you love doing, then you will never have to do a days work in your life.” Craig is certain he has found his niche in life… anyway, what other job would be suitable for him?

# The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

* Hard copies and e-books: Fiction and non-fiction books, self help, novels on South Africa, “faction”, travel, humour, inspiration, words of encouragement and empowerment, motor racing, Formula 1, Grand Prix drivers

 All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

Tags (key words): books Craig Lock, hard copies and e-books, fiction and non-fiction

“There are are only two ways to live life”, wrote Albert Einstein. “One is as though nothing were a miracle. The other is though everything were a miracle.”

PPS

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

 
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All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), courage, passion, persistence and patience* to pursue them…long enough.”

-c
* the “three pees”

from www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com and http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

 

PPS “ABF”)
 Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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  2. Reblogged this on Craig's List of Writings.

    Thanks. for the kind words and pleased you like this blog.

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    All the best
    c

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
    http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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      To answer your question (just another one!) …
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      All the best
      c

      The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
      http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

      All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
      MINE!

      Don’t worry about the world ending today…
      as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
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    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

    ~ Franz Kafka

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
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    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
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    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
    http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 andhttp://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    ”Since I can never see your face,
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    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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      All the best
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      The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
      http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

      All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
      MINE!

      Don’t worry about the world ending today…
      as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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      To answer your question (just another one!) …
      see my post above or go to

      http://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestionsbut-i-cant-answer-all-the-questions-i-get-daily-thanks-for-the-understanding/
      and/or https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestions-many/

      All the best
      c

      The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
      http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

      All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
      MINE!

      Don’t worry about the world ending today…
      as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

      Like

  17. THANKS for the feedback/comments/question(s MANY)…but sorry, I can’t answer all of them!
    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT and many hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/craigs-blogs-and-writings/…true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”),

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    To answer a few questions (I’m “snowed under”, so sorry, don’t have resources as a “one man band”, nor “the mental/cognitive energy” to answer you individually on my many many blogs http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/craigs-blogs-and-writings/

    * this and my various other blogs cost NOTHING, but time and energy

    * I don’t do social media, like Twitter, etc. Can’t for the life of me see why people want to spend/waste their time on that (if people wanted to follow me, my close friends say it should be with a video-camera!), so just use WordPress and my various articles at http://www.selfgrowth.com

    * I get really really fatigued. So don’t have time to look at other web sites or comment on design (anyway I know nothing about that). Firstly, to the few (.001%??) who may be complaining about the occasional “spelling mistake” (have you heard of British English??), or want more pictures, I don’t have time…and “don’t major in minor details”- I just write.
    Perhaps ”man invented language in order to satisfy his need to complain.”
    – Canadian linguist Steven Pinker

    * If you keep on getting about 4 emails if you’ve subscribed to RSS feed (??),
    have had that problem before on another blog and WordPress said you can contact them and said they’d sort out (email help@wordpress.com and/or support@wordpress.com)

    * All my articles may be freely reproduced (sorry don’t have time write for other websites), as I’m busy writing a few books at the moment
    I put most of my focus into my books, so have no idea how to add sound, video, etc to the blog…to make it better.
    …but am learning “on the go”

    * please feel free to link to the web site or my various other WordPress blogs at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/craigs-blogs-and-writings/
    should you wish, but I have no time to return links.

    * You may not believe this, but I’m a “total non-techno”, so know, NOTHING about web site design, browser problems, feeds, hosts, servers, overlapping, etc. And lay-out is not one of my strong points. I just write and post on the blog…impulsively! How I got am where I am is a “miracle” . And no one would believe the story (only those who have true faith)! BELIEVE it (first) … then you’ll see it!
    “Believing is seeing.”
    (BEFORE the event)

    * I don’t have a newsletter to subscribe to (Can I end a sentence with a “preppie”?).

    * Will try to post articles from time to time, but all my writings are available at http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981

    (Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration. Please feel free to use

    * Finally, if you want to start a blog and want some tips, you may find my articles on writing at http://www.craigswritingarticles.wordpress.com

    helpful If I could put up a blog, then ANYONE can!

    Just go for it and good luck

    “total non-techno” craig

    PPS
    thanks for the understanding and I DO really appreciate your “writing in”

    “When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c

    from http://www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/ and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    c at 2 am!
    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

    ~ Franz Kafka

    Time to sleep now, then back to my books at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

    http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekis.com/

    and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    PPS:

    Again…“Thanks for the thanks

    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    it’s already tomorrow in “little” scenic and tranquil New Zealand

    Like

  18. Thanks. for the kind words and pleased you like this blog.

    To answer your question (just another one!) …
    see my post above or go to

    http://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestionsbut-i-cant-answer-all-the-questions-i-get-daily-thanks-for-the-understanding/
    and/or https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestions-many/

    All the best
    c

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
    http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    Like

  19. Heya just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know
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    Like

    1. Thanks. for the kind words and pleased you like this blog.

      To answer your question (just another one!) …
      see my post above or go to
      http://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestionsbut-i-cant-answer-all-the-questions-i-get-daily-thanks-for-the-understanding/
      and/or https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestions-many/

      All the best
      c

      The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
      http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

      All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
      MINE!

      Don’t worry about the world ending today…
      as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

      Like

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    1. Thanks. for the kind words and pleased you like this blog.

      To answer your question (just another one!) …
      see my post above or go to
      http://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestionsbut-i-cant-answer-all-the-questions-i-get-daily-thanks-for-the-understanding/
      and/or https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestions-many/

      All the best
      c

      The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
      http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

      http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

      All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
      MINE!

      Don’t worry about the world ending today…
      as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

      Like

    1. Thanks. for the kind words and pleased you like this blog.

      To answer your question (just another one!) …
      see my post above or go to
      http://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestionsbut-i-cant-answer-all-the-questions-i-get-daily-thanks-for-the-understanding/
      and/or https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestions-many/

      All the best
      c

      The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
      http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

      http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

      All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
      MINE!

      Don’t worry about the world ending today…
      as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

      Like

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    1. Thanks. for the kind words and pleased you like this blog.

      To answer your question (just another one!) …
      see my post above or go to
      http://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestionsbut-i-cant-answer-all-the-questions-i-get-daily-thanks-for-the-understanding/
      and/or https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/thanks-for-the-feedbackcommentsquestions-many/

      All the best
      c

      The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
      http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

      http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

      All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
      MINE!

      Don’t worry about the world ending today…
      as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

      Like

  28. Thanks for the comment/follow/link/like
    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT (many thousands already),.. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/craigs-blogs-and-writings/
    …true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”),

    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

    ~ Franz Kafka

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c

    from http://www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/ and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
    https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

    http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

    Like

  29. Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s)

    from
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzMnFoX2tfMVYzMjA/view?usp=sharing

    and

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzMnFoX2tfMVYzMjA/view?ts=58cc29feHi

    This is craig and this is a quick word of sincere thanks to you ALL. I came

    across the following post from international best-selling author, Bryant

    McGill on his Facebook page, which I felt “inspired” to share. Bryant’s

    writing summed up/put these thoughts far better than “lazy-bones” I ever

    could have done, so am sharing these beautifully-written and heart-felt

    sentiments in the same spirit (through copy and paste ( CONTROL C AND

    V)

    Personalized, “adapted” and abbreviated (edited) from

    https://www.facebook.com/bryantmcgill/

    Thanks (sincerely) for “the borrow” Bryant.

    “Be bold and unseen forces come to one’s aid”

    This is a personal message to ALL you good people around the world, who

    follow my various blog pages and posts and read and comment my various

    writings on WordPress and in my books. I want you to know that I really

    appreciate all of you. I would love to respond to nearly every comment. I

    can’t do that; however I do care that you take the time to read (and absorb)

    what I’ve written and may even have commented. I do read as many

    comments on my 200 + blogs as I can, but probably have missed countless

    thoughts of yours, so have not replied. Sorry and thanks for the

    understanding.

    “Just as you grow and learn, I am also growing and learning from you

    all…and really like people to THINK.”

    I just felt compelled to let you know that I really appreciate you for reading

    and perhaps following my various writings. Never think for a moment, that

    just because I don’t respond to comments or messages that I am not paying

    attention. I am paying attention and I am grateful.

    I am a full-time writer, which means you are a very important part of my life.

    I wish all of you the freedom, respect and happiness you each deserve. Thank

    you all for being a part of my life. Your presence, feedback and contribution

    “out there in cyberspace” has added immeasurable to my ‘little’ life here in

    “isolated and far-off Sleepy Hollow”, near the bottom of the world and

    through the medium of the net we can be and remain connected in spirit.

    craig

    and see

    To every underdog with a dream

    Bryant McGill of SimpleReminders.com

    http://www.simplereminders.com

    for Bryant’s full message see https://www.facebook.com/bryantmcgill/

    Best wishes from the First City to see the light

    “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and

    lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to

    reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their

    wildest dreams.”

    “Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s

    inspire the world.”

    Like

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