AN “INTERVIEW “ WITH A WRITER (from the new book ‘Stirling‘’)

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This extract forms part of a chapter of a novel I'm currently writing, called 'Stirling', a "rewarding tale of faith, hope and love". “Faction”, but perhaps even a true story!!!!

"I just write what I write. There is this tremendous drive to communicate - you want to get inside the reader's skin, their mind and heart, and challenge that person, move that person, open their eyes to things they maybe hadn't thought about before."
- US author, Paul Auster

I want to write stories that matter a lot to me, in terms of my deepest values. True stories from people's lives in history, that are worth sharing with others. Inspirational stories of ordinary people in exceptional circumstances and times, that hopefully uplift and impact others through certain people's great generosity of spirit inherant in the human condition to overcome great obstacles in their lives! In short, my stories are about the indomitible and unquenchable strength of the human spirit.

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(I want to write stories that matter a lot to me, in terms of my deepest values. True stories from people's lives in history, that are worth sharing with others, as they have great meaning - the universal human condition. I write about ordinary people in exceptional circumstances and times, that hopefully uplift and impact others through certain people's great generosity of spirit inherant in the human condition to overcome great obstacles or adversity in their lives!)

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What are you currently working on?

A story, or rather stories of renewal and transformation - a new heart, an 'Awakened Spirit'.
The title of my current "work" (it's not really work, as I love writing) is 'From Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons'

What is your writing purpose?

I have a passion for mutual tolerance and moderation, self-responsibility too. I write to impel some kind of action in readers. I really believe that enough 'ordinary' people (what's that) with passion CAN make an impact on the world.

What are the main themes in your manuscripts?

In short, tolerance, justice, hope, love and peace. I write with the underlying threads of hope, the power of love to effect change in the world.
So in my various writings I try to plant seeds of hope.

Without wanting to sound "grand" or "self important", like so many others, I try in some small way to work for the betterment and upliftment of humanity. Working for the pursuit of peace... or at at least striving for a more peaceful world.

Together, you and I, let's march into a bright new tomorrow.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

If you can dream it then you CAN DO it...
and BECOME it!
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“I was taught that everything is attainable, if your'e prepared to give up, to sacrifice, to get it. Whatever you want to do, you an do it, if you want to do it badly enough. However, most humans quit too soon in life.”
Former British racing driver, Stirling Moss's famous quote

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Craig's blog (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) is at http://en.search.wordpress.com/?q=%22craig+lock%22&t=post and http://craiglock.wordpress.com

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Craig's blog (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) is at http://en.search.wordpress.com/?q=%22craig+lock%22&t=post and http://craiglock.wordpress.com

"The world's smallest and most exclusive bookstore"

"A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you're in a room as big as the world."

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
- Chinese proverb