Writing in the Zone: Thoughts on the Writing Journey


Write in the Zone

Writing in the Zone: Thoughts on the Writing Journey

“This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle. Words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or press the keyboard). You read what you have just written and say: ‘Bloody hell. That’s good. Did I really write that? Wonder where all that came from’.”
– A “nony-moose” writer
click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoM

“Suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was kind of driving by instinct, only I was in a different dimension. I was way over the limit; but still I was able to find even more. It frightened me, because I realised I was well beyond my conscious understanding.”

– the late , great Ayrton Senna

from http://www.grandprixchampion.wordpress.com and http://www.ayrtonsennadasilva.wordpress.com

“Writers, like racing drivers, challenge themselves and their readers in new ways. They find new niches ‘writing on the edge’. I want to continually test my own writing ‘limits’, the ‘boundaries of my imagination’.”

“Time after time we are forced to wonder why one great talent succeeds… and another still greater talent falls short?
The reason is not mere “the will to win”. Rather it is the will to be tested at the very highest level. It is the ability to not only dwell on the far edge of sporting possibility, but to hold one’s balance… and to relish the proximity of the void.”
-fine writing in The Times, London

from http://formula1mind.wordpress.com/

writing in the zone
Writing in the Zone (All that I Know about Writing) Kindle version)

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including Writing in ‘the Zone’) are available at:



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

from http://raceinthezone.wordpress.com/

Over The Rainbow

OVER the rainbow

Over The Rainbow

A moving tale of the lives of ordinary South Africans today. It also tells the stories of the transition to democracy in the New South Africa, as seen through the eyes of some of the diverse people, who make up this fascinating and vibrant country.

Over The Rainbow is available in paperback at


and as an e-book at  http://www.amazon.com/OVER-THE-RAINBOW-RAINBOWS-ebook/dp/B005GYIFK2

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including  his various novels on South Africa, his ‘Rainbow books’) are available at:



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

Dropped out in Godzone

Dropped out in Godzone

dropped out

Dropped out in Godzone (New Zealand) is available as a paperback at


Dropped out in Godzone [Kindle Edition] is available at

A South African’s and “exile Kiwi’s”
light-hearted look at life in laid-back, provincial New Zealand.
Eventually life in “Sleepy Hollow” became so quiet that we decided to write
a book about it…
although there were one or two adventures from time to time.

A new immigrant family’s view of rural ‘Godzone’ and culture shock after
arriving from a large city in South Africa to start a new lifestyle …
with a rather drastic change of pace on the other side of the world.


All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –




If you enjoyed this e-book, then you may also like my various other books at Amazon (both paperbacks and e-books)  on my great passion (other than my boys, of course)





‘The Spiritual Mind’ : The Connected Mind (The Overlap Between the Mind and Spirit

The White Helmet


The Yellow Helmet



The Red Helmet


The Blue Helmet: Grand Prix Drivers in the Zone

Stirling by Craig Lock (Apr 30, 2011)


‘Driven: Grand Prix Racing on the Edge…Driving at the Limit (‘in the Zone’) by Craig Lock (Oct 17, 2011)

The Pursuit of Excellence (Racing and Writing in the Zone) by craig lock (Dec 11, 2011)

The Yellow Helmet (The Boys in the White and Yellow Helmets) by craig lock (Nov 24, 2011)

RACING (and WRITING) IN THE ZONE: Together, Let’s Break Down Barriers and Build Bridges of Reconciliation (The Greatest Race: The Race of Life) by craig lock (Nov 28, 2011)

The Blue Helmet: Grand Prix Drivers in the Zone (HELMETS: White, Yellow and Red, Also Driven and The Formula One Mind,) by craig lock (Jan 18, 2012)

GOD AND FORMULA ONE (F1) by craig lock and spirit (Oct 24, 2011)

The Red Helmet (The White helmet, The Yellow Helmet, Driven, Formula One in The Zone) by Craig Lock (Jan 15, 2012)

A Tribute to Ayrton Senna (from YouTube videos), (Driven, the Boy in the Yellow Helmet) by craig lock (Jan 5, 2012)

The White Helmet (The Boy in the Yellow Helmet) by Craig Lock (Nov 22, 2011)

The Grand Prize (Rainbows and The Prize) by Craig Lock (Oct 10, 2011)

The Winning Way (The Winning Mind, The Formula One Mind and other e-books on Grand Prix drivers) by craig lock (Jan 11, 2012)

It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn (Stirling) by Craig Lock (Mar 8, 2012)

The Driver, the Nurse and the Writer (Stirling, It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn) by craig lock (Mar 25, 2012)

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Inside the Mind of a Formula One Driver, a Champion by Craig Lock (Aug 16, 2011)

Kindle Edition: $2.99

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The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including ‘The Winning Mind’ and ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’, as well as his latest “work” ‘The Champion”) are available at:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4


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

“They were like artists. What was envisioned in their minds happened on the pitch.”

– Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola on his teams spectacular performance in winning the recent world club championship

OOPS er sorry, wrong sport!

“There are only three sports:  bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games.”

– Ernest Hemingway
from http://www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com and https://hemingwaymeetssenna.wordpress.com


“I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”


for dearest mom and dad, your generous spirits live on

thanks for all the support, encouragement and especially love

“All the world will be happier and better, when the men and women have the souls of artists,, like that of an Ayrton Senna.


– craig (as inspired by Rodin’s famous words)