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

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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

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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

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Craig’s Books on Writing: The Writing Journey

You know when a writers in real trouble… when they start writing about writing.”
And once they start running creative writing courses, you know then they’re really deep in the smelly brown stuff.”
“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
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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.”

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

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 

Creative Writing Course

Creative Writing Course

How to Write Creatively

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Craig’s Books on Writing (and “the Writing Journey”)

Since my associate, Bill and I  launched the first online creative writing course about fifteen years ago a lot has changed in my life (as I’m sure yours). We’ve got into book publishing.  So Bill and I  simply don’t have the time (nor energy) to run online courses any longer, but have put all the material gathered over the years into my various books on writing.

Enjoy

The various books that craig “felt inspired to write” (including those on “the writing journey” are available at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig%20lock%20%2B%20writing

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!
What’s the difference between a writer and a family pizza?
The pizza can feed a family of four!

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in “little scenic and tranquil” New Zealand

For a bit of “wacky” British humour click on
Monty Python – Novel Writing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoM

and
Monty Python-Writers Sketch-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLrxdkStd_U