“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.”




VERY bad book reviews – BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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


“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






and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

“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


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.




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


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





Best wishes from the First City to see the light


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






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“Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.”

March 24, 2018

Interviewing a writer, author??

March 19, 2018


writers-block.jpg“How did you get started in writing?” *




Here is a list of questions I ask authors when I interview them and questions I have answered for interviews.

1.) Is being a writer a gift or a curse?

2.) Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

3.) Now, I’m throwing this one in for our aspiring writers. Did you come across any specific challenges in writing (insert their book here) ?  What would you do differently the next time?

4.) What do your fans mean to you?

5.) Who are your favorite authors?

6.) What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

7.) Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?

8.) What motivated you to become an indie author?

9.) Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?

10.) How did you…

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Craig’s Letters

February 8, 2018

“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

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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