Shelter and Write: 30 Journal Prompts for a COVID-19 Quarantine

April 28, 2020

Lightning Droplets

I don’t know what quarantine has been like for you, but I have spent the last several weeks huddled under the covers, unable to look away from the news, and sanitizing my child like crazy. There has been a great grief, a great helplessness, and the overwhelming feeling that I should be doing something — anything — other than just staying home. I understand that I’m doing my part by hiding under the covers. But it also seems like I should be doing a lot more.

There have been a lot of tears. I might have gotten in a non-verbal argument with my toddler. And the things I say to my plants these days makes me wonder if they think I am crazy. The anxiety is real. And I know it would make me feel so much better to do something for others, to connect with others.

Are you feeling…

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Creative Writing Course Book

April 3, 2020

Blogger Recognition Award!!

March 31, 2020

Ishaan's Blog

Hello Friends! I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by The Freethinking African! It feels amazing, because not only is he one of my favourite bloggers, but also because it was totally unexpected. Being a new blogger, it feels really great to be appreciated.

I want to thank the FreeThinker for choosing me, and also apologise for creating this post so late.

The Rulesare:

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
6.Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them, and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

How my blog was…

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Love

March 29, 2020

http://www.onlinecreativewritingcourse.wordpress.com

Thanks for the follow and all the best with your writng, Najmu

craig

 

#love #love in universe #peaceandlove Someone was asking him, “What is love?.” He said, “Love is infinite and immutable, it’s unconditional and couth.” It’s transverse through the universe and transcends on to earth. Love is when galaxies meet and universes unite, it’s when planets circle the sun. Love is when air is transformed into clouds […]

via Love — People of mystery

Wielding words

March 21, 2020

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

http://www.writersfestival.co.nz

This year, the Auckland Writers Festival’s 20th anniversary, features some of the planet’s most influential people who will talk environment, gender politics, conformity, religious faith, international diplomacy, mental health, penal reform, indigenous rights, terrorism, technology.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=nz+herald+wielding+words

Also see

http://www.writersfestival.co.nz/programmes/event/education-of-an-idealist-samantha-power/1128156/

Just see it’s been cancelled, like so many other events. What a pity!

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Eagle Productions Creative Writing Courses

February 5, 2020

02. Writing Prompt: We Don’t Have Enough Words

February 3, 2020

Hi “RE”
Thanks for the follow
if you want to follow me, go to
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/craigs-list-of-blogs-about-300-of-them-at-wordpress/
(to find one or two of interest…perhaps)

and/or https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

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# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

The impossible we do immediately; however miracles take a little longer!

* (You may think I’m joking, but just ask my friends!)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

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

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)
http://www.craigsquotes.woespress.com

All the best with your blog
Shared by craig

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS

“Live each day as if it’s your last…
and one day you’ll be right!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

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

In the Writing Studio

Day 2 Writing Prompt! I think I’m getting the hang of this!

My initial thought with this prompt was some deep social commentary on how we must need more words in our language because we’re all talking but no one seems to be understanding each other, but…this was more fun. So here is my unintended hommage to O’Henry’s “Ransom of Red Chief.”


“We don’t have enough words,” she sighed, flipping through the stack of mangled magazines in front of her. She had spent hours poring over that wrinkled piece of paper, scissors in one hand, an Elmer’s glue stick in the other.

“Good god, woman! It’s a ransom note not a novel,” I griped, fanning myself against the stifling Louisiana heat. The AC had conked out hours ago, and our only relief was a small metal fan creaking in the motel room window.

“That’s no reason not to be polite,”…

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My friends say I’m taking up ALL the space on the internet

January 11, 2020

Craig's List of Writings

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/10/my-friends-say-im-taking-up-all-the-space-on-the-internet-2/

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: My friends say I’m taking up ALL the space on the internet with my various posts and blogs (and “taking over” the www??)… so get your own internet, you “fairy” (thanks, Monty Python!). https://mymovie2015.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/monty-python-its-the-arts/ and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com “Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously!”…

via My friends say I’m taking up ALL the space on the internet — Creative Writing Course

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a badge and a body bag.

December 16, 2019

Keep writing. Writing is like an art and takes practice
PS You can do a Google’ of my writing articles should you wish
Hi De Wet
Thanks for the follow and likes.
if you want to follow me, go to
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/craigs-list-of-blogs-about-300-of-them-at-wordpress/
(to find one or two of interest…perhaps)

and/or https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

+

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

The impossible we do immediately; however miracles take a little longer!

* (You may think I’m joking, but just ask my friends!)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

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

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)
http://www.craigsquotes.woespress.com

All the best with your blog
Shared by “early bird” (very) * craig
* my “best” time (by far)

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS

“Live each day as if it’s your last…
and one day you’ll be right!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

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

Mzansi Shorts

Officer Dube strolled from his desk at the rear of the police station, passing three empty holding cells, to the coffee machine in reception. The sun was setting with haste on a frigid June afternoon in Johannesburg, and he needed a strong brew to get him through the night shift.

As a policeman, Mpilo Dube didn’t have much to do anymore, since the syndicate of ATM robbers went underground that April. A gang of vigilantes had been terrorizing Gauteng shopping malls for months, blowing up ATMs with crude home-made explosives – often in broad daylight. He would be the first to get the call, rush to the scene, and find nothing but molten plastic and half-burned bank notes fluttering in the breeze.

The gang always seemed to be one step ahead of him and his fellow law enforcers; executing heists with the skill and precision that only seasoned criminals are…

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26 Things I Learned Before Turning 26

December 6, 2019

Hi Jordan
Thanks for the follow and likes. Hope I don’t ruin your expectations!
if you want to follow me, go to
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/craigs-list-of-blogs-about-300-of-them-at-wordpress/
(to find one or two of interest…perhaps)

and/or https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

+

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

The impossible we do immediately; however miracles take a little longer!

* (You may think I’m joking, but just ask my friends!)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

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

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)
http://www.craigsquotes.woespress.com

All the best with your blog
Shared by craig

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS
Happy birthday

“Live each day as if it’s your last…
and one day you’ll be right!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

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


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