About “the writer”

craig

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

http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at 

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Abooks%2Cp_27%3ACraig%20Lock

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

http://www.creativekis.com/amazon.html

 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

Contact: craiglock@xtra.co.nz


 http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

Craig Lock was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He and his New Zealand wife, Marie are inveterate world travellers, which is why their housekeeping budget is always blown (and their twin boys have no shoes). They are presently living in beautiful New Zealand in the ‘slow lane’. Craig was a life assurance man all his life (and proud of it), but not having made it to even the middle of the “business pyramid”, he changed direction in life…drastically. As he climbed up the corporate ladder, he found it got narrower and narrower… until he fell off. Also finding himself at middle age in a small town at the bottom of the world with nothing to do and no prospects, he took up writing. This is his third book with many more in the pipeline. He loves writing and is absolutely sure that he has found his niche in life. Anyway, what other job would be suitable for him?
 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, 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. 
June 1994
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Here’s some more (to “digest”)
About the Author on the ‘Writing Journey’:
Craig Lock is an author of numerous books and the creator of the ORIGINAL online creative writing course. He has been writing full-time for the past “lucky” seven years. Craig has had five books published on various subjects with another 12 manuscripts being published and marketed on the Internet. 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 “extremely popular” first creative writing course on the internet.

Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of sport and sport 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”.

He loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. 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!
The year 1998

About the Author on the ‘Writing Journey’:

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.
“I ‘work’ with ideas…and words are my tools.”
“I write because I simply HAVE to”
“Writers help readers to see the world differently.”
“I write because something inside myself, inner and unconscious forces me to. That is the first compulsion. The second is one of ethical and moral duty.”
“I write about and believe in the resilience of humanity- I truly believe in the triumph of the human spirit.”
“I really value words and the power of them to communicate effectively; so in my various stories try to illustrate and then let readers draw their own conclusions about a certain scenario, as well as the characters searching for their own values in an increasingly complex social and political landscape. However, I do feel an obligation to give a complete picture of the situation, which is often not a clear-cut ‘black or white’ issue (as in South Africa). I never want to proscribe how people should think and feel my only duty as a writer is to be totally honest.”
– craig
“I love to write about, share stories of the resilience and courage of ordinary (what’s that?) people.”
In his various writings Craig strives in some small way to break down and economic, social, cultural and religious barriers. Craig believes that whilst we should celebrate our differences, what we share in the form of our common humanity is way more important than what divides us.
Craig believes in (and loves) sharing information and insights to try to make some difference in this world: to help and especially encourage people along life’s magical journey to live their dreams and be all they can be… and that brings him the greatest joy. He truly believes in the great potential of people to be all they can be an become. Craig is currently “working” on ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’ – true inspiring stories of the human condition in overcoming seemingly impossible odds.
In his life mission Craig hopes to encourage, motivate and inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials and live their very best lives. Craig believes in the great potential of every human being in the journey of life and loves to encourage people to share their individual (and guiding) spirits, so that they become all that they are CAPABLE of being.
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 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

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 so become champions of their own lives in striving for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

soaring eagle

Contact: craiglock@xtra.co.nz

Web sites: http://www.creativekiwis.com and
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW

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16 thoughts on “About “the writer””

  1. Ive been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before. I couldnt resist commenting.

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    1. Hi
      Pleased you liked it and thanks for commenting

      All the best

      craig

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

      Hi

      CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”

      I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (“zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
      in recent years …true!) …a few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back.

      Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

      Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). 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 got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me.

      Sorry and hope you can understand.

      * “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

      “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

      https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/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!

      “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

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

      PPS

      “I wish you well on a rainy day
      I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
      To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
      to remind you that happiness can happen
      when you least expect it.

      I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
      to show you the simple beauty of life
      and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

      I wish you rainbows
      I wish you well.”

      – Larry S. Chengges

      ”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

  2. Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
    Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but
    I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about making my
    own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?
    Thank you

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    1. Thanks.

      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 follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s)

      Hi

      CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
      I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (“zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
      in recent years …true!) …obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

      Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). 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 got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand.

      * “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

      “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

      https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent

      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!

      “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “

      Don’t worry about the world ending today…

      as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

      PPS

      “I wish you well on a rainy day
      I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
      To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
      to remind you that happiness can happen
      when you least expect it.

      I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
      to show you the simple beauty of life
      and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

      I wish you rainbows
      I wish you well.”

      – Larry S. Chengges

      ”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

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

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”

    I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (“zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    in recent years …true!) …a few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back.

    Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

    Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). 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 got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me.

    Sorry and hope you can understand.

    * “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

    “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

    https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/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!

    “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

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

    PPS

    “I wish you well on a rainy day
    I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
    To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
    to remind you that happiness can happen
    when you least expect it.

    I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
    to show you the simple beauty of life
    and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

    I wish you rainbows
    I wish you well.”

    – Larry S. Chengges

    ”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

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

    This “non-techno” is just practicing with Google drive

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

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzMnFoX2tfMVYzMjA/view?ts=58cc29fe

    Kind regards and best wishes from the First City to see the sun, the light each new day

    craig here in “Sleepy Hollow” near the bottom of the world (which suits him perfectly)

    PPS

    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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