By craig lock and bill rosoman

“They say that everyone has a novel inside them, even a great one, perhaps; so then you just have to find the words.”

– craig

“’They’ also say that if enough chimpanzees were put in front of enough word processors for enough time, eventually one of them would write Hamlet.”



(to roars of laughter from family and friends… “Dreamer!”)

Me write a book! What!!! A “pipedream” or possible…perhaps one day?

This short extract is from Bill’s and my original manuscript How to Write a Book and Get Published published some years back. We hope that these pointers may be helpful to aspiring * or perhaps other ‘non-techno’ authors and writers, like “yours truly”. Enjoy…

* What s the definition of an aspiring author?

A waiter!



A few introductory words

Writing a book may seem extremely daunting and perhaps even impossible to you, as I felt when I started out writing (like flying to the moon); but if you believe you have some writing talent and you think people may  enjoy your words, then just DO IT. As with eating an elephant (“hephelump”), break it, the  task into “small chunks”. No only joking! Please treat all animals with great care. My point simply:

The key is taking that FIRST STEP in writing that first sentence, then one just gets involved in your “work of art”, as writing becomes a daily habit. One word simply flows into the next, then one chapter just leads on to the next one…

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a flat tyre and a broken fan-belt, er sorry, a single step!

– as adapted from ancient Chinese proverb

Happy writing… and dreaming


“All our dreams can come true…

if we have the courage to pursue them.”

– Walt Disney


This manuscript was originally written early on in my writing “career” (in about 1995), just as the internet was about to be unleashed on us all, so have updated it to reflect a changed “techno” world… and new ways of doing things. Though I’ve uploaded the earlier version of the manuscript, I’m still checking and re-writing it “as I go” and will upload the updated version shortly (in the next few days)

In the meantime…enjoy

 Craig   3rd May 2013


I want to Write a Book is already available at Amazon: Click on: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CMER11S#

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

About craig lock

ABOUT c the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “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.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
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