“If you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.”

AA mountain climb 2

“If you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.”

Erica Jong in her book ‘Fear of Flying’

from Here, There and Everywhere

Here, There

http://www.amazon.com/Here-There-Everywhere-Craig-Lock-ebook/dp/B005GVDCLM/

“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities. Then burning slowly, brightly and bigger, a glimmer, a candle in the blackness of despair, which gave off just enough of a glow (luminescence?) to light a path. And so show the rest of us the way ahead… a path to endless possibilities…from the darkness into the eternal light.”

BLACK and moon

for full size see https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202885883221037&set=a.3758628897206.147464.1621027091

Picture by my old friend John (whose “photographic talents” I definitely do not possess!)

web site http://jetpix.wordpress.com/

lightpinprick

“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities. Then burning slowly, brightly and bigger, a glimmer, a candle in the blackness of despair, which gave off just enough of a glow (luminescence?) to light a path. And so show the rest of us the way ahead… a path to endless possibilities…from the darkness into the eternal light.”

– as adapted (slightly) from Rian Malan’s powerful words in his compelling book ‘My Traitor’s Heart’

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

AA Gisbornefirst light

from Golden Dawn and Writing into the Light

The various books that Craig ‘felt inspired to write’ (including Golden Dawn and Writing into the Light) 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 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – mine!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

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

“I’m thankful to all those people who said No. Because of them, I did it myself….”

AA mountain climbing

“I’m thankful to all those people who said No. Because of them, I did it myself….”

~ Albert Einstein

Craig’s Thoughts on “The Writing Journey”

 

Craig’s Thoughts on “The Writing Journey”

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sarainbow (fromflick.com)

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

“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

AAdawn (from www.mselenalevontraveling.com)

“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
– Pat Conroy

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

 

A sea and dolphins

“When you were born,
you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.”
– Indian saying

Thanks, dearest mom and dad, your generous spirits will live on…forever

from http://www.theoldmanbythesea.wordpress.com  and

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

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