“You have always written before and you will write now…” — BooKs by cRaig loCk

June 15, 2021

What Is Plagiarism?

May 6, 2021


Craig's Writing Articles

What Is Plagiarism and How To Avoid It (from Creative Writing Course)




What’s that ‘hullabaloo’ * about Megan Markle’s first book??

*first time I’ve ever used that word

Investigate a bit, “detective” c

pic from http://www.crimereads.com

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Craig’s Amazon Books

February 12, 2021

The business of being a writer

February 10, 2021

Creative Writing Course

December 23, 2020

How to write a biography: by Douglas McPherson

December 7, 2020

Lousy Literature: Bad Fiction

November 21, 2020

Creative Writing Course



Bad fiction

The annual Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest picks the deliberately awful and therefore amusing opening sentence to “the worst of all possible novels.” Here are some examples:

1. “Dorothy and Toto got kicked out of…


from a ‘Google’ (my ‘filing system” – to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”). Thanks “BIG G”




A glimmer of hope for me then…perhaps…

and YOU too!


Shared by c

“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 even though I’m sometimes called “the world’s forth worst writer”)

see https://creativewritingcoursebook.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer/


Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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First (baby) Steps

October 22, 2020

The Cost

October 17, 2020

A J Thornton

Hello again

No, unfortunately I’m not talking about the cost of self publishing. Today I’m talking about the system I came up with for using Arts (Magical Abilities).

I wondered for ages on what type of magical system I would use for my World and I didn’t want it to be overly complicated for any of my potential readers. I’m not afraid to admit that I was brought up with a Pagan family (even though my father camr from a devout Catholic family).

The dilemma was thankfully quickly solved because of this background. The system in place needed what I call a cost. If you use fire then you will be burned, if you use water you will become dehydrated.

I know some will wonder how will this affect the characters will be able to fight and for that I was inspired by the celtic stories. A deal with the…

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World needs a new type of fiction

August 7, 2020

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