God, Racing and Writing

from my new blog at https://godracingandwriting.wordpress.com/

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Now onto Book Three. WHAT!

Craig’s series of books God, Racing and Writing (my “passions”) are at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=god%2C+racing+and+writing

and    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+god%2C+racing+and+writing&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acraig+lock+%2B+god%5Cc+racing+and+writing

“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
“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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PPS:
“You will do foolish things…
but do them with enthusiasm.”
– Colette

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

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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

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“A writer’s dreams”

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

WRITING AND FORMULA 1

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picture from http://www.raceinthezone.wordpress.com

My book has just been published

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012JXDK8E

and the paperback should be out later today

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see  http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Formula-between-passions-writing/dp/1515234770/

The link between my “twin passions: motor racing and writing”…  WHAT!!!

Rather incongruous (big word) , eh craig!

WHAT!!!

“Rough petrolhead meets arty-farty, airey-fairey creative type”

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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

– Ernest Hemingway

 

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

“Driving fast is like playing great music, but you also need an instrument.”

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picture from http://www.ayrtonsennadasilva.wordpress.com

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

 – Albert Einstein

From www.writencreate.wordpress.com

“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
Also see

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including those on motor racing, Formula 1 and the writing journey) 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.”

“A writer’s dreams” from http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.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…”

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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 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 

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”

– Franz Kafka

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

My dream Best wishes from the First City to see the Light each new day

from https://nzwriter.wordpress.com/category/new-books-by-craig-lock/ and http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

A Book about a Writer Writing a Book!!??

writers block

Click on https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/monty-python-on-novel-writing/

from www.ebooksdigibooks.wordpress.com and

https://craigswritingarticles.wordpress.com/

“I know when a writer’s in trouble….when he/she resorts to writing about writing.”

– novelist Guy Ableman to his agent Doesn’t sound very exciting (or promising for me) then… does it!

from https://thecreativewritingcourse.wordpress.com/category/books-by-craig-lock/

“A writer’s really deep in the  smelly brown stuff when they desperately resort to running creative writing courses!”

“Those who can do, those who can’t teach.”*

* however, this definitely does not apply to school-teachers, who do a most valuable  job!

PPS

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

– Colette

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

from www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

Climbing Mountains, Chasing Dreams

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“Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

from http://thechoiceanewbook.wordpress.com/ and   www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

You may also like these videos along “the journey of life”

Enjoy

https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/climbing-mountains-chasing-dreams-2/

“All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning) courage; passion; persistence and patience* to pursue them…long enough.”

the three Pees”

from www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

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“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.”
Touching the Rainbow

“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

http://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)!”