In the Zone and Beyond

Author: Craig G. Lock

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Racing and Writing in the Zone There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games. Ernest Hemingway from http: //www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com "The best feeling is when everything is 'natural' and things just work. It doesn't happen all the time, just on certain special occasions." from https: //writeinthezone.wordpress.com/ "People talk about the Zone as a very outward thing, but it's not. It's very spiritual. To me, the Zone is when you're operating at the intuitive level; You're not thinking about it, so it happens naturally. You're at the top of your job. You've got your emotions controlled, your energy is channelled and you're just doing it. That's the Zone. You're just doing it." Andy Priax, British driver and former World Touring Car Champion "The Zone" is where you find your best performance and everything flows. I believe you have to push the limit of an activity to get this kind of experience." from the book, Overdrive: Formula 1 in the Zone by Clyde Brolin, a fascinating book that I've been researching and studying, then attempting to apply the principles to "the writing journey". "People talk about the Zone as a very outward thing, but it's not". It's very spiritual. To me, the Zone is when you're operating at the intuitive level;. You're not thinking about it, so it happens naturally. You're at the top of your job. You've got your emotions controlled, your energy is channelled and you're just doing it. That's the Zone. You're just doing it." - Andy Priax, British driver and former World Touring Car Champion "Reading a piece of writing without effort (effortlessly), reveals and illuminates the effort and craft of the writer." from https: //writeonwriting.wordpress.com/ Writing in the Zone: Thoughts on the Writing Journey "This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle. Words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or press the keyboard). You read what you have just written and say: 'Bloody hell. That's good. Did I really write that? Wonder where all that came from'." from https: //craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/writing-in-the-zone-thoughts-on-the-writing-journey/ and https: //writeinthezone.wordpress.com/PPS "You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high." Ayrton Senna from www.beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com PPS "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka

Racing (and Writing) in the Zone

Author: craig lock

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Racing (and Writing) in the Zone "Top sportspeople don't have exclusive access to the Zone. Like the finest music, the bliss can be shared. Perhaps we should be grateful that down here we can experience life 'out of the Zone' as well. This may just be the real heaven, the sweetest spot of all." Clyde Brolin writing (finely, powerfully and "inspirationally") in his great book (that I've been studying, researching and writing about for many years) "There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games." Ernest Hemingway "Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest... it's a battle of strength of wills by the combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to display and share unique gifts and talents. Perhaps in this 'theatre of speed', F1 is a metaphor for life itself" - craig From https: //raceinthezone.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/the-day-prost-flew-at-monaco/ Tags (key words): the Zone, motor racing, Formula 1, champions, writing, the writing journey, spirit "The best feeling is when everything is 'natural' and things just work. It doesn't happen all the time, just on certain special occasions." Writing in the Zone Thoughts on the Writing Journey "This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle. Words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or press the keyboard). You read what you have just written and say: 'Bloody hell. That's good. Did I really write that? Wonder where all that came from'." "People talk about the Zone as a very outward thing, but it's not." It's very spiritual. To me, the Zone is when you're operating at the intuitive level;. You're not thinking about it, so it happens naturally. You're at the top of your job. You've got your emotions controlled, your energy is channelled and you're just doing it. That's the Zone. You're just doing it." Andy Priauix, British driver and former World Touring Car Champion from the book, Overdrive Formula 1 in the Zone by Clyde Brolin, a fascinating book that I've been researching and studying, and then attempting to apply the principles to "the writing journey." The Zone is where you find your best performance and everything flows. I believe you have to push the limit of an activity to get this kind of experience. You have to practice to find the Zone. If sportsmen repeat this often and practice going step by step into a spiritual state. A lot of sportsmen have worked hard on their mind and many have worked on a spiritual path. from the book, Overdrive Formula 1 in the Zone by Clyde Brolin, a fascinating book that I've been researching and studying, and then attempting to apply the principles to "the writing journey." "Reading a piece of writing without effort (effortlessly), reveals and illuminates the effort and craft of the writer." "You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high." Ayrton Senna PPS "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka

In the Zone and Beyond (Part Two)

Author: Craig G. Lock

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Racing and Writing in the Zone "There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games." Ernest Hemingway from http: //www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com "The best feeling is when everything is 'natural' and things just work. It doesn't happen all the time, just on certain special occasions." from https: //writeinthezone.wordpress.com/ "People talk about the Zone as a very outward thing, but it's not. It's very spiritual. To me, the Zone is when you're operating at the intuitive level; You're not thinking about it, so it happens naturally. You're at the top of your job. You've got your emotions controlled, your energy is channelled and you're just doing it. That's the Zone. You're just doing it." Andy Priax, British driver and former World Touring Car Champion "The Zone" is where you find your best performance and everything flows. I believe you have to push the limit of an activity to get this kind of experience." from the book, Overdrive: Formula 1 in the Zone by Clyde Brolin, a fascinating book that I've been researching and studying, then attempting to apply the principles to "the writing journey." "Reading a piece of writing without effort (effortlessly), reveals and illuminates the effort and craft of the writer." from https: //writeonwriting.wordpress.com/ Writing in the Zone: Thoughts on the Writing Journey "This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle. Words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or press the keyboard). You read what you have just written and say: 'Bloody hell. That's good. Did I really write that? Wonder where all that came from'!" from https: //craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/writing-in-the-zone-thoughts-on-the-writing-journey/ and https: //writeinthezone.wordpress.com "You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high." Ayrton Senna from www.beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com PPS "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka
Social Science

Reading, Writing and Race

Author: Davison M. Douglas

Publisher: UNC Press Books

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Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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Using Charlotte, North Carolina, as a case study of the dynamics of racial change in the 'moderate' South, Davison Douglas analyzes the desegregation of the city's public schools from the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision through the early 1970s, when the city embarked upon the most ambitious school busing plan in the nation. In charting the path of racial change, Douglas considers the relative efficacy of the black community's use of public demonstrations and litigation to force desegregation. He also evaluates the role of the city's white business community, which was concerned with preserving Charlotte's image as a racially moderate city, in facilitating racial gains. Charlotte's white leadership, anxious to avoid economically damaging racial conflict, engaged in early but decidedly token integration in the late 1950s and early 1960s in response to the black community's public protest and litigation efforts. The insistence in the late 1960s on widespread busing, however, posed integration demands of an entirely different magnitude. As Douglas shows, the city's white leaders initially resisted the call for busing but eventually relented because they recognized the importance of a stable school system to the city's continued prosperity.
Literary Criticism

Writing and Race

Author: Tim Youngs

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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Writing and Race brings together specially commissioned essays by new and established authors from a range of disciplines. Texts are drawn from subjects and genres that include philosophy, politics, anthropology, sexuality, travel, fiction and autobiography. Through a time-span from Ancient Greece to the present day, and a geographical coverage from Australia and Europe to the Caribbean and the United States, the collection investigates the importance of place, moment, cultural formation and subject identity in racial representation. A substantial introduction establishes the connections between the essays and lucidly summarizes recent thinking on race, explaining in particular the relevance of debates about ethnography. Accessible and stimulating, Writing and Race is a multidisciplinary collection that will be of interest to students, researchers, and lecturers who study or are interested in race. The essays represent a variety of critical approaches, thus allowing the reader to compare and contrast the benefits of each approach. Extracts of some of the texts that are discussed are included along with an extensive bibliography to encourage further study.
Literary Criticism

Race and Narrative in Italian Women's Writing Since Unification

Author: Melissa Coburn

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Given that race is a socio-historical and political construction, this work argues that race is also a narrative construction. Examining the construction of race in works by Italian authors since national unification (Deledda, Serao, Ginzburg and Ghermandi), the book finds certain elements to be common in both racial and narrative formations. These include intertextuality; characterization, plot, and tropes; the tension between the projections of identity as individual, group, and universal; and the processes of identification and otherness.

Writing and Racing in the Zone

Author: Craig Lock

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"The pursuit of excellence is most worthy." There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway "The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions." Alan Cohen "The Zone is where you find your best performance and everything flows. I believe you have to push the limit of an activity to get this kind of experience." from www.overdrive.com "When you're writing there are times when you feel it's a bit of a struggle. However, at other times you're in what is called 'the zone' and writing just feels effortless. This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle; but this heightened state, as with most crafts usually comes with practice. Then words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or can press the keyboard). But you have to really push your writing limits to get this kind of experience. " Then later you look what you've written and think: "Bloody hell. That's good. Did I really write that seemingly without much effort? Wonder where all that came from (a cerebral thing or "outer space"!" - A "nony-moose" writer "The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our own minds." It's not the highest mountain that we conquer, but ourselves, our own mentality. Overcoming perceived limits to reach (attain) the pinnacle of our own minds." - craig (as inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008) "The Zone is where you find your best performance and everything flows. I believe you have to push the limit of an activity to get this kind of experience. You have to practise to find the Zone. If sportsmen repeat this often and practise going step by step into a spiritual state... a lot of sportsmen have worked hard on their mind and many have worked on a spiritual path." "In his finest moments Ayrton Senna found tiny glimpses of a Heaven on Earth to which we can ALL aspire, with or without a pit-pass, as we shall see..." - Clyde Brolin writing in in his fascinating book 'Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone.' ( web site: www.overdrivef1.com ) "The untapped potential in every human being is limitless: we are perfectly capable of producing, all by ourselves, true magic." - more powerful (and great) writing from Clyde Brolin in his excellent book 'Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone' (web site www.overdrivef1.com ) "I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life." "Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win." c 11/11/11 from www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com "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." To the sound of Abba "I have a dream" https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=r82fyOb8F5w Dr Martin Luther King http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ_vgiASDX4&feature=fvsr and http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs check out http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHr-vLkJfX0 Ayrton Senna in Donington 1993 - The most spectacular lap in Formula1 ever! * * Now let's start writing the book... c 3rd May 2017

Racing and Writing in the Zone

Author: craig lock

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Page: 124

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There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway from www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka "The Zone is where you find your best performance and everything flows. I believe you have to push the limit of an activity to get this kind of experience." from www.overdrive.com "When you're writing there are times when you feel it's a bit of a struggle. However, at other times you're in what is called 'the zone' and writing just feels effortless. This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle; but this heightened state, as with most crafts usually comes with practise. Then words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or can press the keyboard). But you have to really push your writing limits to get this kind of experience. " Then later you look what you've written and think: "Bloody hell. That's good. Did I really write that seemingly without much effort? Wonder where all that came from (a cerebral thing or "outer space"!" - A "nony-moose" writer To the sounds of click on http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoM "The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our own minds." It's not the highest mountain that we conquer, but ourselves, our own mentality. Overcoming perceived limits to reach (attain) the pinnacle of our own minds." - craig (as inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008) "The Zone is where you find your best performance and everything flows. I believe you have to push the limit of an activity to get this kind of experience. You have to practise to find the Zone. If sportsmen repeat this often and practise going step by step into a spiritual state... a lot of sportsmen have worked hard on their mind and many have worked on a spiritual path." "In his finest moments Ayrton Senna found tiny glimpses of a Heaven on Earth to which we can ALL aspire, with or without a pit-pass, as we shall see..." - Clyde Brolin writing in in his fascinating book 'Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone.' ( web site: www.overdrivef1.com ) "The untapped potential in every human being is limitless: we are perfectly capable of producing, all by ourselves, true magic." - more powerful (and great) writing from Clyde Brolin in his excellent book 'Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone' (web site www.overdrivef1.com ) "I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferraria with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life." "Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win." c 11/11/11 from www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com "Together, one mind, one person at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift and encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials." To the sound of Abba "I have a dream" https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=r82fyOb8F5w Dr Martin Luther King http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ_vgiASDX4&feature=fvsr and http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs check out http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHr-vLkJfX0 Ayrton Senna in Donington 1993 - The most spectacular lap in Formula1 ever! * * Now let's start writing this e-book or perhaps an interactive ebook-video ("e-bidio/ebutube" )* and see where the journey takes us. I WILL start writing today, but here's a few pages in the meantime 29th Nov 2011

God, Racing and Writing

Author: Craig G. Lock

Publisher: CreateSpace

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GOD, RACING AND WRITING: A NEW BOOK "A/My Holy Trinity"* " "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Your God is a 'petrol-head', but He/She/It does have a sense of humour." - Thoughts of my good micro-biologist and dentist friend, Andy "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." -Franz Kafka There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway From www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com "Racing is a metaphor for life itself." "The Zone could simply be a gateway to the divine, one of God's methods of reminding us of His - and our - glorious power. Omnipresence means that power must be everywhere, everytime. Including the racetracks. Including today." - powerful writing from Clyde Brolin in his great book 'Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone' www.overdrivef1.com "Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest... it's a battle of strength of wills by the combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to display and share unique gifts and talents. Perhaps in this 'theatre of speed', F1 is a metaphor for life itself" - craig From my blogs www.raceinthezone.wordpress.com and www.godracingandwriting.wordpress.com "People talk about the Zone as a very outward thing, but it's not." It's very spiritual. To me, the Zone is when you're operating at the intuitive level. You're not thinking about it, so it happens naturally. You're at the top of your job. You've got your emotions controlled, your energy is channelled and you're just doing it. That's the Zone. You're just doing it." - British touring car driver (and numerous times World Touring Car Champion), Andy Priax from Clyde Brolin's fascinating book OVERDRIVE: FORMULA ONE IN THE ZONE) www.overdrivef1.com which inspired me to write this one, my "own one" thanks Clyde "Look across all sport and observe the truly great. All had this zest for combat, this taste for being truly tested. All wished to explore (and even expand*) the limits of their own possibilities. * my words Time after time we are forced to wonder why one great talent succeeds... and another still greater talent falls short? The reason is not mere "the will to win." Rather it is the will to be tested at the very highest level. It is the ability to not only dwell on the far edge of sporting possibility, but to hold one's balance...and to relish the proximity of the void." -The Times, London From https: //formula1mind.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/look-across-all-sport-and-observe-the-truly-great-all-had-this-zest-for-combat-this-taste-for-being-truly-tested-all-wished-to-explore-and-even-expand-the-limits-of-their-own-possibilities/ THE WILL TO WIN "To drive fearlessly to win is to win another race - the race against fear - (trophies themselves are but symbols to delight old age); To challenge your fellow man in peaceful pursuit Of courage is the epitome of courage; To lose the race with grace is the embodiment of grace itself. To triumph is to achieve glory But glory is empty without the overthrow of fear, the acquisition Of courage, of grace - For the possession of these is the true glory. Good breeding is displayed in the ability to lose well And is primarily engendered by respect: Respect is created by the acknowledgement not of the other man's shortcomings or faults But essentially the acknowledgement of his virtues - For without virtue What is man - be he on the track challenging the fates, Or on a bed of sleep? For dearest dad and 'pal', a 'champion' - see the dream never died! Started today 4th August in the year 2015 and following on from my books Racing and Writing in the Zone and God and Formula 1 *To be continued and added to (as I write). Or perhaps publish"

Writing in the Zone

Author: craig lock

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"This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle. Words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or press the keyboard). You read what you have just written and say: "Bloody hell. That's good. Did I really write that? Wonder where all that came from."- A "nony-moose" writerclick on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoM"Suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was kind of driving by instinct, only I was in a different dimension. I was way over the limit; but still I was able to find even more. It frightened me, because I realised I was well beyond my conscious understanding."- the late , great Ayrton SennaWriters, like racing drivers, challenge themselves and their readers in new ways, They find new niches "writing on the edge". I want to continually test my own writing "limits", the "boundaries of my imagination."I love writing about 'ordinary' (what's that?) people doing extra-ordinary things. I find these stories hugely empowering and inspirational on my own journey "on the path less travelled". I hope these thoughts on the writing journey may be uplifting, empowering (edifying), enriching and perhaps even inspirational to you. m Enjoy..."Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."- Theodore Roosevelt quotes (American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919)"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."- Robert Francis Kennedy quotes ( US attorney general and adviser, 1925-1968)"The important thing in life is not to triumph, but to compete, it s not victory but combat, not to have vanquished but to have fought well, not winning but taking part."- Pierre de Coubertin (French Educator, primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894. 1863-1937)"Literature is the supreme means by which you renew your sensuous and emotional life and learn a new awareness."- Leavis*"I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari... with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.""Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest... it's a battle of strengthof wills by the combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to displayand share unique gifts and talents. Perhaps in this 'theatre of speed' F1 is a metaphor for life itself"- craig"Schumachers 2010 return shows the dream still burns - but the rest of us 'losers' should take heart. The key here is the dream, rather than its realisation. It may not be explicable to us mere mortals, but the more I heard about this 'Heaven on Earth' called the Zone, the more I was convinced it is the true Holy Grail - not just for racing drivers, but for all human beings in whatever we do. Finding it often enough inevitably leads to 'winning' in earthly terms, but it only comes into reach, when you rid yourself of the obsession with the end result. The shortcut to the Zone is to join the wimps, forget about winning and revel in the beauty of playing the game."- powerful (and great) writing from Clyde Brolin in his excellent book 'Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone' (web site www.overdrivef1.com)for dearest mom and dad, your spirits lives on (forever)thanks for everythingl
Bills, Legislative

Digest of Legislation

Author: California. Legislature. Senate. Office of Senate Floor Analyses

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Writing and Formula 1

Author: Craig Lock

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 26

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WRITING AND FORMULA! by craig lock The link between my "twin passions: motor racing and writing"... WHAT!!! Rather incongruous (big word), eh craig! from my Wordpress blog at https: //writingandformula1.wordpress.com "There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway "We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." - Ernest Hemingway from http: //www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com "Driving fast is like playing great music, but you also need an instrument." "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein From www.writencreate.wordpress.com "Writers, like racing drivers, challenge themselves and their readers in new ways. They find new niches 'writing on the edge'. I want to continually test my own writing 'limits', the 'boundaries of my imagination'." "Time after time we are forced to wonder why one great talent succeeds... and another still greater talent falls short? The reason is not mere "the will to win". Rather it is the will to be tested at the very highest level. It is the ability to not only dwell on the far edge of sporting possibility, but to hold one's balance... and to relish the proximity of the void." -fine writing in The Times, London from http: //formula1mind.wordpress.com/ and www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com Writing in the Zone (All that I Know about Writing) Kindle version) from http: //raceinthezone.wordpress.com/ "Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life." - Johann Wofgang von Goethe, German playright and philosopher "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." -anon "I want to write the way Australian Super-car driver, Craig Lowndes drives and power-slides his powerful V8 Holden Super-car... with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, yet combined with the artists craft and smooth style of a Jamie Whincup (craig's team-mate), a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life." (thanks Craig and Jamie, for the great pleasure you give me watching "you guys" race here "across the ditch" on TV) "a petrol-head (and definitely not an "arty-farty airey-fairey type") writer"