The driving and life philosophy of Ari Vatanen (former rally champion)

Source: The driving and life philosophy of Ari Vatanen (former rally champion_

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
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“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

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“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


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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: and