“It took me twenty-five (long) years to find out that I had no talent for writing; but by then I was too ‘famous’ to give up (on the writing journey.”

Write on Writing

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“It took me twenty-five (long) years to find out that I had no talent for writing; but by then I was too’famous’ to give up (on the writing journey).”

– c (as “inspired” by Robert Benchley)

see https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/it-took-me-15-years-to-find-out-that-i-had-no-talent-for-writing-but-by-then-i-couldnt-give-it-up-because-by-then-i-was-too-famous-to-give-up/

from my book Odyssey (just published)

Odyssey from www.thetimes.co.uk

https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/my-book-odyssey-has-just-been-published/

pic (below) from http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

and

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=writing+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

craigs-writing-journey

Shared by “worst selling and the world’s fourth worst writer”

see https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer/

and

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

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“If the Lord makes you successful, I’ll keep you humble.”

Write and Create (from Creative Writing Course)

“If the Lord makes you successful, I’ll keep you humble.”
– a wife (I won’t say whose)

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

and

http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com

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

“Fall in love with yourself…

and ensure ONE life-long romance.”

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

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

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PPS

“I can’t do much about all the suffering # in the world, but all I can do is perhaps add a little touch of creativity, hope, ‘beauty and magic’, that I hope may uplift and encourage others…even if it’s just ONE person.”

I can’t do much about all the suffering in the world, but … – Craig’s Quotes

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/i-cant-do-much-about-all-the-suffering-in-the-world-but/

# like the bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan over the weekend + the situations in Yemen and Syria, as well as countless other places around the…

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A Life in Words: “My various books (and blogs – WordPress) form the threads of my ‘little’ life and are interconnected…as life unfolds.”

“Create a dream and give it all you’ve got…”

Craig's Quotes

young-dreamers-from-herald-summer-photo-competition-1“Create a dream and give it everything you have,
You could be surprised just how
much you are capable of achieving.
If you don’t have a dream…borrow one!
Any what way, you must have a dream.”
– Jesse Owens, famous American sprinter who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

from my book A Writers dream(s) I’m currently writing

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=a+writers+dreams+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

and

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=a+writers+dream%28s%29+craig+lock

+

Google searches (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=2qBTXZjvA9H_rQGPpp3ADg&q=create+a+dream+and+give+it+all+you%27ve+got+jesse+owens+craig+lock&oq=create+a+dream+and+give+it+all+you%27ve+got+jesse+owens+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…10709.14851..16057…0.0..0.232.2434.0j6j6……0….1..gws-wiz.VPZdsMUinEs&ved=0ahUKEwiYxJ2J1YHkAhXRfysKHQ9TB-gQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

https://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/the-impossible-dream/

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=2qBTXZjvA9H_rQGPpp3ADg&q=create+a+dream+and+give+it+all+you%27ve+got+jesse+owens+craig+lock&oq=create+a+dream+and+give+it+all+you%27ve+got+jesse+owens+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…10709.14851..16057…0.0..0.232.2434.0j6j6……0….1..gws-wiz.VPZdsMUinEs&ved=0ahUKEwiYxJ2J1YHkAhXRfysKHQ9TB-gQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

from

https://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/the-impossible-dream/

Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.

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“It is not so important to succeed as to persist.”

The Writing Journey

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pics from http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

and

http://www.craiglockbooks.wordpress.com

“It is not so important to succeed as to persist.”
https://sawriter.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-persistent-hemingway-it-is-not-so-important-to-succeed-as-to-persist/

and

https://hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-persistent/
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&ei=raZNXb_OF5Wy9QOY8ZG4Cw&q=succeed+persist+alan+paton+craig+lock&oq=succeed+persist+alan+paton+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160l4.37628.53801..54219…0.0..0.261.4172.0j1j18……0….1..gws-wiz…….33i21.IKiov1Dx6_0&ved=&uact=5

PSsss

see https://capetownmypictures.wordpress.com/…/climb-those-mountains-keep-chasing-y..

and

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

from another “Google”

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&ei=k9BNXdegA4Pcz7sPjqyviAQ&q=climb+mountains+but+don%27t+forget+to+stop+and+rest+craig+lock&oq=climb+mountains+but+don%27t+forget+to+stop+and+rest+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…31068.59498..59919…0.0..0.237.11185.0j1j50……0….1..gws-wiz…….0j0i7i30j0i13.CN4u4ddqYR4&ved=0ahUKEwiXtt_eyfbjAhUD7nMBHQ7WC0EQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

+

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&ei=k9BNXdegA4Pcz7sPjqyviAQ&q=dont+forget+to+rest+and+admire+the+view+craig+lock&oq=dont+forget+to+rest+and+admire+the+view+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..35i304i39.284925.284925..285696…0.0..0.226.226.2-1……0….1..gws-wiz.nwAY_CbPJjw&ved=0ahUKEwiXtt_eyfbjAhUD7nMBHQ7WC0EQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

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

STOP (enough there for now, c)!

Table Mountain TOP

Shared by “the totally unmusical world’s absolutely worst photographer… and fourth worst writer” c
see

https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer/

and

SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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Banking Bad – the journalist who sparked a Royal Commission

The writing journey began with writing articles for financial institutions, which were turned into books (Google ‘from riches to rags’)

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/20190808

Journalist Adele Ferguson helped to expose the shocking practices of the big four banks in Australia, the parent companies to the big four banks here, well as the insurer AMP. Her articles helped prompt a Royal Commission into the banking sector and her book Banking Bad is out this week. We’re taking a look at the corrupt and questionable practices the banks adopted to sell their products and the toll that has taken.from

from

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon

and

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter

Also see

https://www.google.com/search?q=banking+bad+adele+ferguson&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=banking+bad++adele+ferguson&aqs=chrome..69i57.9266j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

http://www.howtomanagemoney405908430.wordpress.com
http://www.mymoneymanagement.wordpress.com
http://www.moneymanagementarticles.wordpress.com

Shared by a former “money man”… but now a “lack of money man”

PPS
what’s the difference between a writer and a family pizza?
The pizza can feed a family of four!

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Just had an idea for a new book…

A Writer's Dream(s)

… so started getting my “stuff” together

Oh no, not another book, c!

https://longwalktopeace.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/the-south-african-dream-2/

https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/the-south-african-dream-2/

https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/the-my-south-african-dream-2/

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/the-my-south-african-dream/

from a Google searches (My “filing system to rescue me from chaos”)

see https://www.google.com/search?q=the+south+african+dream+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=the+south+african+dream+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.17919j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

and

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&ei=cqpIXe3kMNTEz7sP0f-iyAM&q=my+south+african+dream+craig+lock&oq=my+south+african+dream+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.12…209997.212153..215220…0.0..0.261.962.2-4……0….1..gws-wiz.i5lJvlbg86U&ved=0ahUKEwjt5djW4OzjAhVU4nMBHdG_CDkQ4dUDCAo

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https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/i-believe-in-angels-abba/

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/i-have-a-dream-by-abba/

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”…and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?q=i+believe+in+angels+abba+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=i+believe+in+angels+abba+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.18546j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer” c
but “not too bad
Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *
* not bridges (thank goodness)!
Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
enjoy

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