THE YOUNG NURSE

"An Extraordinary Life": The Young Kiwi Nurse (M: A New Book)

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“imagination is everything.

It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

– Albert Einstein

CHAPTER  TWO: THE YOUNG NURSE

from The Driver, The Nurse and the Writer

The pretty young New Zealand nurse worked in the intensive care ward at the hospital. When the racing driver was brought in with his serious injuries he wasn’t expected to live much longer. Ms Walker didn’t know anything about, nor had the least interest in motor racing, but of course knew of the famous race driver.

For a month or so, the concerned intensive care nurse together with the wonderful doctors and other nurses watched, hovered over the race driver in his deep coma connected to many life-preserving tubes. She had seen much death working hard to preserve that most precious gift of life in the intensive care departments of hospitals in South Africa and here in London on her “OE”. Still she…

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The Greatest Race The Race of Life

The Final Lap: The Race to the Chequered Flag

http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com

Life is God’s novel; so let Ultimate Source write it, as it unfolds…”

– me (as inspired by the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer)

from  www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

picture from tThe Final Lap (a new book)download (2)

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“When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are able to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.”

Write (Writing) in the Zone

Eagle

http://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/when-you-come/

Photo (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!

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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Sharing a few thoughts on HOPE

Craig's Quotes

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“Hope is the anchor of the soul.”

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that

things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success; but rather an

ability to work for something because it is good.”

Vaclav Havel (former President of Czechoslovakia and playright)

“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the

immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

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

“When you have hope in your heart, then you’ll never walk alone.”

– craig (as inspired by the signage at the Liverpool football stadium in England)

When (and where) love endures, hope inevitably follows”

– “the writer”

from  The Driver, The Nurse and the Writer

The Driver, the Nurse and the Writer

http://www.amazon.com/Driver-Writer-Stirling-Always-Darkest-ebook/dp/B007OOKKCS/

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THE YOUNG NURSE

Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury

CHAPTER  TWO: THE YOUNG NURSE

from The Driver, The Nurse and the Writer

http://www.amazon.com/Driver-Writer-Stirling-Always-Darkest-ebook/dp/B007OOKKCS/

The pretty young New Zealand nurse worked in the intensive care ward at the hospital. When the racing driver was brought in with his serious injuries he wasn’t expected to live much longer. Ms Walker didn’t know anything about, nor had the least interest in motor racing, but of course knew of the famous race driver.

For a month or so, the concerned intensive care nurse together with the wonderful doctors and other nurses watched, hovered over the race driver in his deep coma connected to many life-preserving tubes. She had seen much death working hard to preserve that most precious gift of life in the intensive care departments of hospitals in South Africa and here in London on her “OE”. Still she knew that he was extremely fit; so the longer he, “the driver” “hung…

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Creating and Publishing Your Own E-Book with Amazon: HOW?

How to Write and Publish YOUR Book

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Article Title: Creating and Publishing Your Own E-Book with Amazon: HOW? 

from The White Helmet

Author: Craig Lock

Category/Subject: E-books, digital books, digital publishing, Amazon, Kindle

Web sites:

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

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts)

are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

(Other articles  are ava i l a bl e 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 and money management, how boring now, craig)

Publishing Guidelines

We hope that the following article may be informative and helpful to your ezine readers, or on your web site. If it helps others “out there in cyberspace” , then we’re very happy. This article (as with all my articles) may be freely published.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” 

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CREATING YOUR OWN E-BOOK 

Here’s how…

Introduction

Though nobody really knows where the digital publishing model is headed, Amazon already claim that they are selling more ebooks than traditional books. My associate Bill and I believe e-books are the way of the future and this will keep the “greenies” happy not having to cut down trees (see my article ‘The Future of Electronic Publishing originally written about twelve years ago).

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Here are some hints based upon my experiences as a “non-techno” in getting my books published with Amazon (to the great consternation and surprise of my “techno-geek” associate and good friend, Bill).

Firstly a bit of background. Initially I was approached by Europe’s largest digital publisher (XiiXin) to publish my books with them. I found the process so simple, I thought, why not give the far more well-known Amazon Kindle a try. But HOW?

From my experience, the Kindle publishing process is simple and way less-time consuming than you might expect. The process is quite enjoyable and satisfying too ¼even though I’m no “computer nerd”. And I hope that opening statement encourages you to give it a try.

As a first step, you create a your book in Microsoft Word doc. file. (Standard font size (11) and type, like New Times Roman, but Amazon use a default font anyway). (I tried the Mobipocket Creator, free, getting my ebook ready for upload; but soon gave up (as I have great difficulty following instructions – story of my life) and simply uploaded “as is”. So upload your book file at kdp.amazon.com and set your price (you get 70% of the sale proceeds). The entire process won’t take long, even for a “non-techno”, like me. If you’ve already published a print book, or use a PC and the internet regularly, you’ll find the process “easy peasy”.

Amazon will convert your Word doc automatically to a digital book format, that can be easily read on the Kindle e-book reader.

You can make amendments to your book at any time and republish it. I’m continually updating my books and it’s really simple. In the meantime, the previous version will remain available for sale on the Kindle store.

The Kindle help files are brief and written in straight-forward English. Just follow the instructions on

the web site. Simple!

You then upload a cover picture (it has to be at least 500 pixels quality on the longest side).

Give it an appealing (and short) title and make a table of contents. (still learning). Then write some “blurb” about your book.

‘What’s it all about?” – so that readers on the web site are enticed to want to read more of your “work of art, your unique creation”.

There’s a Previewer to see what the text will look like being read on a Kindle, once you’ve uploaded it (“nice and easy”).

However, if you strike problems (as we inevitably do at times), just persevere and you’ll find a way.

“Presto!”

Then SAVE and PUBLISH. Voila!

If you are an unknown author, you’ll have to market your book online (and perhaps off-line too). And that’s the hardest part, being found in the “vast realm of cyberspace” (see my e-book on internet marketing for more “info”). I might suggest that your ebook can be freely promoted using Facebook, Twitter and your own web site, but there are many other “freebie” avenues. My preference is writing articles in your chosen area of expertise and publishing them online on my blogs at Wordpress (www.wordpress.com). Most effective!

I’ve been uploading my books (all 54 of them!) # to Amazon over the past month and made quite a few sales already… so that’s greatly encouraging. Though I haven’t given up my day job yet. Ha ha! But am dreaming on…

#Now 170 books or so (Nov 2014!

Finally…

Good luck * to you in publishing and promoting your digital book(s)

You CAN do it

Craig Lock (Eagle Productions)

‘Carpe diem’ = “seize the moment” in this new area of digital publishing and the “digital economy”

* and didn’t someone once define luck as “where preparedness meets opportunity”

PS:

If you want any help, or advice on the publishing process, please feel free to contact me or Bill at

www.creativekiwis.com

PPS:

Once you have published with Amazon Kindle, you may want to try publishing a traditional paper book (soft copy) with another Amazon associate company CreateSpace… but this “techno-bunny” is not ready for that… just YET! #

# that’s also changed since I wrote this article

This article may be freely published

Author’s Bio:

About the submitter::

Craig has been writing for the past fifteen or so years. He believes in (and loves) helping others to find their passions and gifts… through encouraging people to reach out for, then accomplish their “wildest” dreams. He truly believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their dreams in life with enough faith and persistence. 

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!

True champions live the dream, the vision of who and what they can one day become ... even a long time before it happens.” 

– craig

“Only when you’ve been in the deepest valley can a person know what it’s like to stand on the highest peak.” 

  • inspiring words from Richard Nixon, former United States President

Life is about finding, then following the dream and one’s
dream/vision comes to reality through believing in yourself,
making the commitment and then creating it.”

– Craig Lock (1999)

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

-c
* the “three pees”

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”

– craig

from www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com and www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com

“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

-Ayrton Senna (from www.raceinthezone.wordpress.com)

eagle John

Photo (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!

web sites: www.jetpix.wordpress.com  www.johnsphotopics.wordpress.com and www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

from The White Helmet

White helmet

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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The Boy In The Yellow Helmet: The Legend of Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna: A Tribute to a Champion of Champions

The Boy In The Yellow Helmet: The Legend of Ayrton Senna 

Inside the Mind of a Grand Prix champion

Ayrton Senna –  The Legend (from ‘The Grand Prize”)

“The characters seem to represent the virtues and the resilience of the little people, a story (or stories) to which we can all relate. In essence it’s about hope and faith: a tale (and tales) of the unquenchable spirit of tenacity in battling on, no matter what are our circumstances. And then eventually finding a way, a pathway to overcome personal adversity and to ultimately succeed in glorious triumph.”

– anon

from http://www.amazon.com/White-Helmet-helmets-Coloured-Helmets-ebook/dp/B00OS7H9NM/

Well, that’s the “high/lofty” aim of my “little” book!

from http://www.amazon.com/White-Helmet-helmets-Coloured-Helmets-ebook/dp/B00OS7H9NM/

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Senna

From: http://www.femail.com.au/senna.htm

Cast: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams
Director: Asif Kapadia
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Sport

Synopsis: It was June 1984, a Sunday at the Monaco Grand Prix. As the heavens unleashed a torrential downpour, one of the greatest line-ups in motor racing history took to the track. No fewer than six current or future World Champions vied for the race that day, including recent World Champion Keke Rosberg; a stoic, fearless Englishman called Nigel Mansell; Austrian double World Champion Niki Lauda; the flamboyant double World Champion Nelson Piquet; and the man dubbed ‘The Professor’, Frenchman Alain Prost, who was on the cusp of being regarded by many at the time as the most complete driver ever. In 13th position on the grid meanwhile, attracting little interest in his un-fancied Toleman car, was…

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“Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – an inner flame that burns brightly with purpose, desire and passion.”

The Champion

“Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – an inner flame that burns brightly with purpose, desire and passion.”

from The White Helmet

White helmet

http://www.amazon.com/White-Helmet-helmets-Coloured-Helmets-ebook/dp/B00OS7H9NM/

“I truly believe we can ALL create and enthuse magic into ‘so-called humdrum little lives’. You don’t just have to be the choreographer, or the conductor of your life script – rather paint your life as the masterpiece it could (one day) be. There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that flows through the spirit of God. So don’t spend your days stringing and tuning your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes of music right now.”

– craig

“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your…

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An Open Book: My Story (Book One)

How to Write and Publish YOUR Book

http://www.amazon.com/An-Open-Book-Story-One/dp/1500720984

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!

“Together, one mind, one life (one step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, support, impact, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”.

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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