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Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories By Ray Lock
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Ray Lock was an eye-witness to the sinking of the German battleship, Bismarck. In these memoirs recalls details of this epic battle, as well as many other memoirs from his life. This is another... More > good book, produced privately, that we are fortunate to be able to read and learn more about a sailor’s war. from Warship World A very well presented book, nicely printed, good quality photographs and most of all very interesting. - Warship World Ray Lock, a South African, tried to join the South African Air Force at the age of 16 as a pilot. Told he would have to wait, he like many others went to a service that would take him, then and there. He thought the war would be over by the time he allowed to join the air force. Joining the Royal Navy instead, he had in fact lots of time to get involved in some well known and some lesser, but equally important actions. Throughout this book is packed with detail and without doubt will prove of interest to those who like the nitty, gritty of Naval Life.< Less
How to Make a Million...dream on! By Craig Lock
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HOW TO MAKE A MILLION...dream on! Your guide to financial independence and perhaps even wealth. "The art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order,... More > in timeliness, in being at the right spot." - Ralph Waldo Emerson I am starting this manuscript in December 1994, having just seen all my writing plans go up in smoke. My dreams of making my millions lie in tatters after having been taken for a ride by a UK publisher with my five books; however I was rather gullible and impulsive. So after that initial shock last week (when I found out the dreadful news), I have regained my senses. I'm starting to think clearly once more (for the first time in my life perhaps!). Anyway, with nothing in the bank having lost our "fortune", I am totally desperate. There are no jobs here. So I'll try and write the theory about how I would do it if I had some money to get started. I'm really trying very hard now to make my "millions" to rescue us from penury.< Less
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE By Craig Lock
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TRAVELS INTO MADNESS WITH 'LOONIES' - MY STRANGE EUROPEAN ADVENTURES/ ASSORTED TRAVELS WITH MY MOTHER/ 'AUNT' AND OTHER FUNNY PEOPLE Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller and failed... More > professional emigrater who has spent most of his life's savings on airfares. He is still 'sliding down the razor blade of life', stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is 'trying to throw a double six' to get off and go out into the real world - but he doesn't know where! In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through 'Grate' Britain and the Continent 'Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.' - anon 'For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.' - Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)< Less
The Art (or should that be Craft?) of Self Publishing By Craig Lock
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How to Get Published...simply A book all about writing and publishing your book. Written for "non-techno bunnies", like this writer! “Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage... More > to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” ― Erica Jong , author of Fear of Flying “I find the easiest part is writing the words; then comes the publishing process...” - craig Ever wanted to write? A short story or perhaps even a book? Is there a talent for creative writing within you? How do you know if there is? Do you have some interesting experiences to share, your life story perhaps? I know when a writer’s in trouble....when he resorts to writing about writing.” - novelist Guy Ableman to his agent Doesn’t sound very exciting (or promising for me) that... does it! Still... “Everyone has some talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” “What(ever) you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”< Less
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING COURSE By Craig Lock
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A university creative writing class was asked to write a concise essay containing these four elements: -religion -royalty -sex - mystery The prize-winning essay read: “My God,” said the... More > Queen. “I’m pregnant. I wonder who did it?” Ever wanted to write? A short story or perhaps even a book? Is there a talent for creative writing within you? How do you know if there is? Do you have some interesting experiences to share, your life story perhaps? A brand new book (in progress - being written "on the go" *) about a writing journey: the story of the origins of the “original” Creative Writing Course (online) from1997/1998. Also including the actual lessons# (just it first appeared on the www in 1997/8, which you can do in your own time to practically improve your writing skills. “I know when a writer’s in trouble....when he resorts to writing about writing.” Doesn’t sound very exciting (or promising for me) that... does it! “Everyone has some talent.< Less
HOW TO WRITE A “F...LIPP’N GOOD” NOVEL By Craig Lock
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HOW TO WRITE A “F...LIPP’N/FRIGG’N GOOD” NOVEL How YOU can write that great novel, the one that lies deep within you. by craig lock There are three rules for writing a novel.... More > Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. — W. Somerset Maugham A more advanced look at novel-writing (following on from my recent e-book HOW TO WRITE THAT “GREAT” AMERICAN* NOVEL * or from that of any other country Ever wanted to write? A short story or perhaps even a book? Is there a talent for creative writing within you? How do you know if there is? Do you have some interesting experiences to share, your life story perhaps “If enough chimpanzees were put in front of enough word processors for enough time, eventually one of them would write Hamlet.” “I know when a writer’s in trouble....when he resorts to writing about writing.” - novelist Guy Ableman to his agent “Everyone has some talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” ― Erica Jong , author of Fear of Flying< Less
HOW TO WRITE THAT “GREAT” AMERICAN* NOVEL * or from that of any other country By Craig Lock
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HOW TO WRITE THAT “GREAT” AMERICAN* NOVEL * or from that of any other country by craig lock Ever wanted to write? A short story or perhaps even a book? Is there a talent for creative... More > writing within you? How do you know if there is? Do you have some interesting experiences to share, your life story perhaps An introductory look at novel-writing: how YOU can write that great novel, the one that lies deep within you. “If enough chimpanzees were put in front of enough word processors for enough time, eventually one of them would write Hamlet.”< Less
THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER By Craig Lock
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A story of reconciliation and the varied forms of love. "Just as history is sometimes known as ‘His story’ , life itself is God’s novel; so let God, the Ultimate Source, the... More > Ground of All Being write the very best, never-ending story of possibility, that is your unique journey down the river of life.” - craig (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 his compelling book ‘My Traitor’s Heart’ “One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers..."< Less
CREATIVE WRITING COURSE By Craig Lock
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Ever wanted to write? A short story or perhaps even a book? Is there a talent for creative writing within you? How do you know if there is? Do you have some interesting experiences to share, your... More > life story perhaps? A brand new book (in progress - being written "on the go" *) about a writing journey: the story of the origins of the “original” Creative Writing Course (online) from1997/1998. Also including the actual lessons# (just it first appeared on the www in 1997/8, which you can do in your own time to practically improve your writing skills. “I know when a writer’s in trouble....when he resorts to writing about writing.” - novelist Guy Ableman to his agent Doesn’t sound very exciting (or promising for me) that... does it! Still... “Everyone has some talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” ― Erica Jong , author of Fear of Flying Unleash those creative talents within you. This is your chance to begin. craig< Less
'RETURN OF THE CHICKENS' By Craig Lock
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After that little interlude, I hope every one of you, the "New Safs" enjoy my book....and I hope you don't lynch me when you find me (like Salmon Rushdie) - something fishy going on?... More > Because I believe that a sense of humour definitely helps in the hard but exciting years ahead of living in our "new beloved country".< Less