“Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don’t do it to be famous.”

Source: “Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don’t do it to be famous.”

and

https://hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com/moms-thoughts/

“Write simply and just let the words flow, so that even a young child can understand them.”.

– Hazel Margaret Lock

Thanks for all the help, support, encouragement and especially love,  dearest mom

RIP

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“I express myself through my WordPressor (and computers). This trusty old Brother WP is an ‘extension of me’. # It (they) are my paintbrushes on the canvas of life”

“You don’t still use that old WordPressor do you craig? It’s pre-historic?” (so my friends say)   Yes I do! # free advertising for you, Brother. All royalties gratefull…

Source: “I express myself through my WordPressor (and computers). This trusty old Brother is an ‘extension of me’. # It (they) are my paintbrushes on the canvas of life”

and

http://www.craigsquotes.wprdpress.com

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” ― Ernest Hemingway, the Master Writer from The Wild Years from

Source: “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

“Informing, encouraging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”
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The Journey, The Long and Winding Road

 

Source: The Journey, The Long and Winding Road

 

 

picture from

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

The Writing Life

Thoughts along the Writing Journey:

“It took me 15 years to find out that I had no talent for writing, but by then I couldn’t give it up, because by then I was too famous to give up.”
– Robert Benchley

from
and

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Just published at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012TW7NEM

and the paperback is at  http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Life-Thoughts-along-Journey/dp/1515269027

download (13)

A book, a “shortie” being written “on the go”

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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

 as “this quickly forgetting total non-techno-geek” has to keep practising on the publishing process

…to make “purrfect” (within his  limited limits)

“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…”

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/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-3/

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

“Do not go where the path
may lead, go instead where there
is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

–           Colette

Story of my ‘little life’!

from http://www.craiglockbooks.com

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.”

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

Wainui-Beach-photo-by-Dave-Beard

“A writer’s dreams”

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“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…”

weight-lifting-brain

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)!”

Writers on Writing

A brand new book (published a few minutes ago!)

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Writers on Writing: Thoughts on the Writing Journey

“What(ever) you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

– Johann von Goethe, German poet, novelist, playwright

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

Love that one (perhaps the story of my ‘little’ life, sorry, m)!

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

Incidentally, the paperback (of this “quick/rough  first draft”) has also just been published by Amazon (Createspace) and I’ve ordered a proof copy, so that I can more easily edit out the repetitions.

Anyway, enjoy  and happy writing…

PS

“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.”

– “totally unmusical” craig

Makorori Dawn (from flickr.com)

From www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

to the great singing of Susan Boyles I Have a Dream

and/or another great version by Elaine Page

Enjoy

“totally unmusical” c

“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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“A writer’s dreams” from

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com