Craig’s Thoughts on “The Writing Journey”

 

Craig’s Thoughts on “The Writing Journey”

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from http://www.flick.com

WRITING

“I want to write books that change people’s lives – change the way they think and feel – fully change them for the better in some way.”

-anon writer

“I really value words. I really try to illustrate and let people draw their own conclusions, which is how I feel. I never want to proscribe what people should think and feel.”

– ‘another a nonymoose writer’

“I make art through writing…and words are my tools.”

– me

“My palette is the canvas of life”

– craig

“I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”
for dearest mom and dad, your spirits lives on (forever)
thanks for all the support, encouragement and especially love

“All the world will be happier and better, when the men and women have the souls of artists,, like that of an Ayrton Senna.

– craig (as inspired by Rodin’s famous words)

“I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”
“I want to write the way Australian Super-car driver, Craig Lowndes drives and power-slides his powerful V8 Holden Super-car… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, yet combined with the artists craft and smooth style of a Jamie Whincup (craig’s team-mate), a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”

(thanks Craig and Jamie, for the great pleasure you give me watching “you guys” race here “across the ditch” on TV)

“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…”

– “an anonymous and very full-of-themselves” writer???

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

— W. Somerset Maugham

from www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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

“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

from http://www.grandprixchampion.wordpress.com and http://www.ayrtonsennadasilva.wordpress.com

“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

from http://formula1mind.wordpress.com/

writing in the zone
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:

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

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

from http://raceinthezone.wordpress.com/