Writing and the Creative Imagination

June 28, 2018
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Book world’s man of the moment hits town

May 21, 2018

Hunt for the Wilbur Smith person

May 8, 2018

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

Wilbur Smith. Photo / Hendre Louw

“I write from a deep desire to tell stories I think are important,” he says, “and to link those subjects which are very close to my heart. Because they’re close to my heart I can write them with all my heart. Mine comes from my upbringing in Africa, and my fascination with certain aspects of African life.

“You have to believe in your own story, and then to have the enthusiasm for it, if you believe in it, then you have the enthusiasm, but if you’re faking it, it comes through very quickly.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12045349

and

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter/

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

http://www.craiglockbooks.wordpress.com

and

http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

SA flag

http://www.southafricathebelovedcountry.wordpress.com

“Explore, dream, discover”

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“I don’t want to live a balanced life, I just want to write.”

May 7, 2018

Write on Writing

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“I don’t want to live a balanced life, I just want to write.” | Craig’s Quotes

and

https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/i-dont-want-to-live-a-balanced-life-i-just-want-to-write/

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=L1vvWon3Com50AT08rDQCg&q=I+dont+want+to+live+a+balanced+life+craig+lock&oq=I+dont+want+to+live+a+balanced+life+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…14748.14748.0.15293.1.1.0.0.0.0.230.230.2-1.1.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0….0.tSpGxp7JHLc

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

enough there for now, c!

picture from www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

and

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=writing+craig+lock

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Do You Need A Degree To Be A Writer?

May 4, 2018

thanks for the follow
Happy writing
c
PS
Best wishes from the First City to see the light

The Literary Game

School Days

I’ve always been a writer. In what seems like a former life now, I used to be a teacher.

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When I was teaching, my students knew I was a writer.

Probably because I wouldn’t shut up about it. You know those bartenders who are actors or those waiters who are musicians. Yeah, I was that guy.

My students got a kick out of me (and hopefully learned a little something). They were all great in their own ways (well, almost all were); however, many years later, I find that some of the most memorable students were the writers. Of course.

When I was teaching, students with a talent and passion for creative writing were always eager to share their stories and other writing with me.

You may want to replace the word eager with desperate. But hey, we writers want to get read, otherwise what’s the point, right?

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“I write because I simply HAVE to”

April 30, 2018

The Writing Journey

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=All+I+know+about+writing+craig+lock

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G)!

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=All+I+know+about+writing+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&oq=All+I+know+about+writing+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.26894j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

IMAGINATION

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

enough there for now, c!

picture from www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

and

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=writing+craig+lock

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“In order to write about life, first you must live it.”

April 27, 2018

Write on Writing

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


“In order to write about life,  first you must live it.”
Ernest Hemingway

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b&ei=q33iWvSJC8eq8QXakpGoBQ&q=to+write+about+life+hemingway+craig+lock&oq=to+write+about+life+hemingway+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…8092.11990.0.12478.10.10.0.0.0.0.256.2206.2-9.9.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.0.0….0.bmab4FbqBHc

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

enough there for now, c!

picture from www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

and

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=writing+craig+lock

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“I may be a terrible writer, but then you should just watch me trying to do anything else.”

March 31, 2018

Write and Create (from Creative Writing Course)

“I may be a terrible writer, but then you should just watch me trying to do anything else.”

see

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/tag/book-reviews/

and

VERY bad book reviews – BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=bad+book+review+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&oq=bad+book+review+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.12487j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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

from www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

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

http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

PPS

Anyway, my family and friends (close) say I’m “safest” just writing…

so (whether I’m any good at it or not), that’s what I’ll just continue to do

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Literary Masterpieces

March 28, 2018

Write and Create (from Creative Writing Course)

  1. As the dark and mysterious stranger approached, Angela bit her lip anxiously, hoping with every nerve, cell, and fibre of her being that this would be the one man who would understand – who would take her away from all this – and who would not just squeeze her boob and make a loud honking noise, as all the others had.

from

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12019972

and

Worst opening lines … *

1. She strutted into my office wearing a dress that clung to her like Saran Wrap to a sloppily butchered pork knuckle, bone and sinew jutting and lurching asymmetrically beneath its folds, the tightness exaggerating the granularity of the suet and causing what little palatable meat there was to sweat, its transparency the thief of imagination. (Chris Wieloch)

2. “Hmm …” thought Abigail as she gazed languidly from the veranda past the bright white patio to the cerulean sea beyond, where…

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“Write the kind of book, the story that you’d like (really) to read yourself.”

March 24, 2018

Craig's Books

“Write the kind of book, the story that you’d like (really) to read yourself.”

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

creative-kiwis

and http://www.creativekiwis.wordpress.com

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

enough there for now, c!

craig's writing journey

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpresscom

and

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/136-9394835-0823631?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=writing+the+writing+journey+craig+lock

PPS

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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pictures  from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

golden-dawn-publishing

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