“The Pen is More Powerful Than The Sword”

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Article Title: “The Pen is More Powerful Than The Sword”

Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Writing, Words,  Empowerment, Inspiration, Words of empowerment and inspiration, College Herald, New Zealand Herald

Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lockhttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html  and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig and may be freely published)

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

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Submitter’s Note:

The following are some fine, powerful words from some gifted young New Zealand writers… which I  found so uplifting and inspiring that I thought I’d share these short extracts on the www (thanks College Herald and The New Zealand Herald…

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From Graffiti to Great Literature, All Writing is Important to Someone!

“The power of the pen has not diminished. It is an age-old way to escape, pour out emotions, play with ideas, give meaning to the world and also entertain. ALL writing is important and the power of the pen will stay strong until the end.”

Hazel Field, Year 13,

Epsom GIrls Grammar School

THE PEN IS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SWORD

What you write can have far-reaching consequences,
warns Shyamolie Mathur

“THINK before you write. Used correctly, the written word is  a powerful tool and can be used for much good. The power of the pen lets us see the world through the eyes of journalists, writers and poets.

History records the role of writers in important revolutions around the world. The principles of liberty and equality were popularised among the people by the great writers of the 18th century, resulting in the French Revolution.

Writers have also changed the perception of history and people in it. Journalists can influence the opinions of people, whether in the field of world peace, global warning, politics or the economy.

So whether we choose to become poets, journalists, authors, or just remain ordinary people in the world of language, we should strive to influence the thought proceses of people towards positive thinking, be it in any field of life; because what we write today has a strong bearing on our future.”

They say, ‘the pen is mightier than the sword!”

Shyamolie Mathur, Year 90, Macleans College as published in the College Herald *, 8th June 2010
* Forming Part of the New Zealand Herald (keep up the great work, editors)
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CHOOSE THE RIGHT WORDS AND THINK RIGHT
THEN YOU’LL LIVE RIGHT
(making a difference in this “happy, sad, crazy, yet magical” world of ours).

Be happy as you “ride the river, or should that be?) the storms of life” #

Craig Lock

(“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Writer for Self Empowerment, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

# that’s a metaphor, BTW!
“My goal is to do justice to the gift that has been given to me. I cling to it like a religious faith. I want to be a poet  who writes poems, which will challenge the consciousness of readers, who are fascinated by poetry.”
- New Zealand writer, Iain Britton (as published in the College Herald)

About the Submitter:

Craig is a writer, who belie2ves in (and loves) sharing information with a touch (“dash or two”) of humour, as well as encouraging and helping others to find their talents and gifts, to strive for and accomplish their dreams in life – whatever they may be.

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lockhttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com

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Together one mind, one heart, one soul, one life at a time, let’s uplift, empower and impact the world… for the better”

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  4. craiglock Says:

    Hi to all you “out there in cyberspace”

    Pleased you all like this post (or quote) and thanks for linking to and/or following this blog. I’ve had many thousands of comments and links already since posting, so thank you so much. With so many blogs and books to write and manage (and so little time in a day and night) unfortunately I can’t return the favour, but your actions are much appreciated. Instead of replying individually, I’ll just carry on writing… “till I drop” *…

    All the best

    craig

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d ask, ‘Can I finish off this article?”… then I’d just type a little faster.”

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
    http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk
    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children -
    MINE!

    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”
    - James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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

  5. craiglock Says:

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT and many hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/…true!) …so hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”),

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
    http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”

    - James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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