“When you’re writing there are times when you feel it’s a bit of a struggle. However, at other times you’re in what is called ‘the zone’ and writing just feels effortless. This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle; but this heightened state, as with most crafts usually comes with practise. Then words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or can press the keyboard). But you have to really push your writing limits to get this kind of experience. “ Then later you look what you’ve written and think: “Bloody hell. That’s good. Did I really write that? Wonder where all that came from!”

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“I’d like to tell you how wonderful I am…”

I’d like to tell you how wonderful I am. I’m an excellent writer. I’ve won too many awards to list. I’ve sold a bunch of books. I can do 10 push-ups without a break, and while I can’t run a four-minute mile, I can drive it in about a minute and a half…”

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from http://www.amazon.com/Racing-Writing-Zone-Between-excellence-ebook/dp/B010N15RYO

and https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/id-like-to-tell-you-how-wonderful-i-am-im-an-excellent-writer-ive-won-too-many-awards-to-list-ive-sold-a-bunch-of-books-i-can-do-10-push-ups-without-a/

“Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken seriously (too)!”

“The untapped potential in every human being is limitless: we are perfectly capable of producing, all by ourselves, true magic.”

Racing (and Writing) in the Zone

The untapped potential in every human being is limitless: we are perfectly capable of producing, all by ourselves, true magic.”
–  powerful (and great) writing from Clyde Brolin in his excellent book ‘Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone’ (web site www.overdrivef1.com

from https://writeinthezone.wordpress.com/

and https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/god-and-formula-1-the-overlap-between-mind-and-spirit/

“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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“When you come to the edge of all of the light you’ve known, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown; faith is knowing one of two things will happen. You’ll have something solid to stand on, or you’ll be taught how to fly.”

Craig's Quotes

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”When you come to the edge of all of the light you’ve known, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown; faith is knowing one of two things will happen. You’ll have something solid to stand on, or you’ll be taught how to fly.”
― Patrick Overton, The leaning tree: [poems]

from   https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/if-your-passion-is-greater-than-your-fear-you-can-overcome-almost-anything/

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

(one of my favourite quotes and perhaps the story of my ‘little’ life , sorry m !)

“I write because I love it. Words are free, and they soar with wings unbound from my mind to my fingers. And then they travel great miles to reach your eyes. They are for you.”

Fine and “beaut” writing by Christine Fichtner

Web site: http://motsdecris.wordpress.com/about/

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

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The Writing Journey

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My book The Writing Journey has just been published at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010KB4LUS (e-book)

and http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Journey-story-journey-travelled/dp/1514749416

(paperback)

The story of my journey down “the road less travelled”

“I don’t know how the story will end, but I know how it all began

The Long and Winding Road

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”When you come to the edge of all of the light you’ve known, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown; faith is knowing one of two things will happen. You’ll have something solid to stand on, or you’ll be taught how to fly.”
― Patrick Overton, The leaning tree: [poems]

from   https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/if-your-passion-is-greater-than-your-fear-you-can-overcome-almost-anything/

and   https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/when-you-come-to-the-edge-of-all-of-the-light-youve-known-and-are-about-to-step-off-into-the-darkness-of-the-unknown-faith-is-knowing-one-of-two-things-will-happen-youll-have-so/

“I write because I love it. Words are free, and they soar with wings unbound from my mind to my fingers. And then they travel great miles to reach your eyes. They are for you.”

Fine and “beaut” writing by Christine Fichtner

Web site: http://motsdecris.wordpress.com/about/

from “Writing in the Zone”

www.raceinthezone.wordpress.com

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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

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

“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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“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they (may) lead.” from   https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/far-away-th

PPS

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

Changing a Common Belief About Brain Injury: “No longer can we falsely assume that brain injury survivors can recover only for a certain period or that they are destined to regain only a limited number of skills. “The potential for improvement is far greater than previously believed possible…”

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

“No longer can we falsely assume that brain injury survivors can recover only for a certain period or that they are destined to regain only a limited number of skills. The potential for improvement is far greater than previously believed possible. With the right interventions, TBI survivors can continue to make progress repairing their brain’s health and their lives for many years. That knowledge should significantly change the way we think about–and address–this enormous public health challenge.”

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As a scientist, I am impassioned to share research findings that upend conventionally-held wisdom about the brain – modifying viewpoints that are obsolete, wrong, and disabling.

The journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation has just published the results of a study conducted by our interdisciplinary team of experts at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. The study found that strategy-based cognitive training significantly improves the cognitive performance, psychological and neural…

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