Craig’s Amazon Books on the Writing Journey… the Craft of Writing

Craig’s Amazon Books on the Writing Journey… the Craft of Writing

About the Author on the ‘Writing Journey’ and a few of Craig’s Books on writing (also see Craig’s Books)

If you enjoyed this book (or perhaps found it helpful to you), you may then enjoy craig’s other books on “the writing journey”…


How to Write a Book and Get Published–book-ebook/dp/B006KRSNM4

“Publishing for Dummies”: How to Write and Publish an Electronic Book (e-book) with AMAZON by craig lock (Dec 10, 2011)–book-ebook/dp/B006KRSNM4

‘WRITE RITE’: ALL THAT I KNOW ABOUT WRITING (All That I Know About Writing: How to Write a Book and Get Published) by Craig Lock (Aug 16, 2011)

“Writing In The Zone” (Writing: All that I Know About Writing) by Craig Lock (Oct 15, 2011)

The Pursuit of Excellence (Racing and Writing in the Zone) by craig lock (Dec 11, 2011)

Publishing for Dummies–book-ebook/dp/B006KRSNM4

Writing into the Light: A True Story!


Creative Writing Course [Kindle Edition]
Creative Writing Course

Advanced Creative Writing Course [Kindle Edition]

The Art (and Craft) of Self Publishing (Creative Writing Course, Advanced Creative Writing Course)


How to Write that “Great” American* Novel
* or that of any other country

Writing into the Light (paperback): A true story!

Enjoy and happy writing

May 2013

“I want to write books that change people’s lives – change the way they think and feel – fully change them for the better in some way.”
– anon writer

“I really value words. I really try to illustrate and let people draw their own conclusions, which is how I feel. I never want to proscribe what people should think and feel,”:
– ‘another a nonymoose writer’

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including ‘Write Rite and be Published: All that I Know about Writing, How to Write Creatively, as well as all his other books on the writing journey) are available at: and

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE!

What’s the difference between a writer and a family pizza?
The pizza can feed a family!

For a bit of great “wacky” humour (Monty Python’s Thomas Hardy on novel writing) click on

“One must first of all endure.”

“One must first of all endure.”
– Ernest Hemingway


PS: This (endurance and persistence) also mirrors the themes of my personal journey and writings… though definitely without the quality of the “master writer”.

writers block

sorry, but have had to close off comments (unless logged in)

Inundated with spam (which takes up my “precious” time) and have to spend my time trying to earn a living writing books.

This may change in the future if I get some admin help.

Thanks for the understanding and all the best

Happy writing


MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT and many hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at as well as…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.

I have so many WordPress blogs and can’t keep up with the comments, likes, etc. 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.

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: and

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

”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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All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –


What’s the difference between a writer and a family pizza?

The pizza can feed a family of four!


Thanks for the “Thanx”


HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT ( many tens of thousands already on this blog)
so having to remove some to “make space in cyberspace”

Firstly, thanks for the feedback to you all, and this article and web site has really “seemed to have struck a chord” with so many of you “out there in cyberspace.”. However, it also means that I’m being swamped by masses of “spam mail” (most of the comments are great). For the +-.001% of negative comments about layout or spelling, that’s fine… and you’re perfectly entitled to your opinion.

So unfortunately, I can’t go through the hundreds and hundreds of messages (and many hundreds of thousands of comments on my various other WordPress web sites) that I get each day and have to “simply empty the “spam” box (not really spam) after quickly reading as many as I can and approving a few.
Still I’m pleased you readers are enjoying these thoughts (why I write) and I do APPRECIATE the feedback. Will try to read as many responses as I can and approve a few each day (seeing you’ve taken the “trouble” to write in and say ‘thanks’). I really DO appreciate the positive feedback – the reason I write my various articles and books (at and is to share

To answer a few questions (as mentioned) I’m “snowed under”, so sorry, don’t have resources as a “one man band” to answer you individually)

* I don’t do social media, like Twitter (I’ve never understood the attraction/fascination of exchanging mundane and “mindless” trivia of my “little” life with acquaintances in cyberspace). As my close friends say, if someone wants to follow me, they should do it with a camera!

* I don’t have time to look at other web sites or comment on design (I know nothing about that. To the few who are complaining about the occasional spelling mistake, Have your heard of British English! Also I “don’t major in minor details”.
”Man invented language in order to satisfy his need to complain.”
– Canadian linguist Steven Pinker

* All my articles may be freely reproduced (sorry don’t have time write for other websites), as I’m busy writing a few books at the moment
* If you clicked on contact and you keep on getting mail (or something like that) I know NOTHING, so contact WordPress admin ( . I put most of my focus into my books, so have no idea how to add sound, video, etc to the blog.

* please feel free to link to the web site or my other wordpress blogs at should you wish, but I have no time to do links

* You may not believe this, but I’m a “total non-techno”, so know, NOTHING about web site design, feeds, etc. And lay-out is not one of my strong points. I just write and post on the blog! How I got am where I am is a “miracle” . And no one would believe the story (only those who have true faith)! BELIEVE it (first) … then you’ll see it!
“Believing is seeing.”
(BEFORE the event)

* I don’t have a newsletter to subscribe to (as I simply don’t have the time).

* Will try to post articles from time to time, but all my writings are available at and
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration. Please feel free to use

Thanks again for the understanding


PS: I don’t have time to write new articles on writing, as I need to focus on my books (including my various books on “the writing journey”) and our brand new creative writing course at

…and try to earn a living.

“It’s easy being a writer… the hardest part is figuring how to make a living whilst one does so.”

“It took me twenty long years of sweat and tears (no blood please, I’m very sqeamish) to become an overnight success.”

– “a nony mouse writer”

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at and

If the Lord makes you successful, I’ll keep you humble (…by shopping sprees?)!”
– a wife (I won’t say whose!)

thanks for the understanding and I DO really appreciate your “writing in”
“Thanks for the thanks”

“When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– craig

Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.
craig 11/11/11

craig 2am!

Time to sleep then back to my books at


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

“Life is God’s novel; so let Ultimate Source write it, as it unfolds…”

– me (as inspired by the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer)

“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities. Then burning slowly, brightly and bigger, a glimmer, a candle in the blackness of despair, which gave off just enough of a glow (luminescence?) to light a path. And so show the rest of us the way ahead… a path to endless possibilities…from the darkness into the eternal light.”

as adapted (slightly) from Rian Malan’s powerful words in ‘My Traitor’s Heart’