Craig’s Letters

February 8, 2018
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“I write to try to make some sense of my life.”

February 6, 2018

“I want to write with a sense of wild abandonment ‘power-sliding through life’”

January 5, 2018

“It took me twenty years to become an overnight success”

December 30, 2017

Am I Fooling Myself?

December 29, 2017

My advice. Just write. I used to spend lots of time re-writing and re-editing, and didn’t know when to stop. Anyyway some people will like changes and some not

Now I just write what “pops into my head” (hate editing and re-writing anyway). Then you can always do another edition of the novel later (should you wish). Like sport writing just takes practice. All the best with your novel
Kind regards and happy writing and travelling in 2018
craig

Nicholas AndrianI | Writer + Explorer

Am I fooling myself?

Despite many attempts to complete my novel the writing continues to be obscured by vague details and scenes fall apart before closing. I understand how scenes work, and spend hours a day taking notes on published authors –what makes their work flow and read so beautifully?– but I can’t seem to achieve this.

Writer friends say i’m to heady, am being too obsessive. Resulting in a muddled rough draft. Am I over analyzing, thinking too much. How is it these people who write books for fun, as a hobby, in their spare time because it sounded cute or whatever, how is it they’re achieving to do what I, obsessed with becoming a writer, cannot?

Sometimes I want to bury my head in the sand and forget I ever existed.

Nausea: That’s the word which comes to mind.

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“Writing is like a sport. If you don’t practice, you don’t get any better.”

December 22, 2017

Craig's Quotes

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“You don’t need to be an expert on writing because actually the art of writing is more an acquired skill rather than the popular belief that writers are born writers.”

Also see

https://raceinthezone.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/you-have-to-practice-to-find-the-zone/

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

PS

from

Monty Python on Novel-writing – BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

and

Monty Python on Novel-writing | Craig’s List of Writings

PPS

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

from www.craigsquotes.wordpress..com

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“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

December 21, 2017

Craig's Quotes

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“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
– William Wordsworth
from

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

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and

http://www.creativekiwis.wordpress.com

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“Passion is the fire that drives us to express who we really are.”

December 16, 2017

Craig's Quotes

fiew Knsna2“Passion is the fire that drives us to express who we really are.”

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

PPS

“A passion for anything, any pursuit will ensure success,  because the desire will provide the means, the way to get there… ultimately.”

just wrote that 16th December 2017

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“The essence of good writing is simplicity.”

December 9, 2017

Creative Writing Course (my WordPress blogs)

October 31, 2017

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