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Amazing Grace (by Elvis Presley)




Originally posted on LIFE is God’s Novel: A Book (or three or four or TEN) being written as “life unfolds”: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/amazing-grace-by-elvis-presley-2/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/amazing-grace-by-elvis-presley-2/ from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”…and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then…

via Amazing Grace (by Elvis Presley) — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

and http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

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My dad wrote a ‘porno’!


dad pornohttp://www.mydadwroteaporno.com/


Jamie Morton on his dad, who has a penchant for writing terrible erotic fiction that has kept the world laughing for a few years now

 Jamie Morton – My Dad Wrote a Porno

Alice Levine, Jamie Morton and James Cooper

Alice Levine, Jamie Morton and James Cooper Photo: My Dad Wrote a Porno

Jamie Morton was horrified to discover his father had written very explicit and very bad erotic fiction under the nom-de -porn Rocky Flintstone.

He enlisted his friends – James Cooper and Radio 1 host Alice Levine – to help read it aloud, creating the massively successful My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast.

The podcast is now one of the most successful ever made, with over 180 million downloads, and will tour New Zealand as a live show in 2010, details here.

from https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday


for my boys (who I embarass enough as it is!)

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Rocky, Brad and Janet

My Movie(s) 2016: "Imagine, Dream, Believe"


from a real crazy dream I had last night (oh no – not another one, c!)

Possible title:

Craig’s Horror Show’??

Actually just saw I got the  wrong clip  (was looking for “very straight” Brad and Janet amongst Rocky + the ‘crazies’ dancing around). Will carry on looking.

see craig arriving at the party houses on his “Harley”

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)


The Rocky Horror Picture ShowSongs
Science Fiction – Double Feature
Richard O’Brien
Damn It, Janet
Richard O’Brien
Over at the Frankenstein Place
Richard O’Brien
Sweet Transvestite
Tim Curry
Time Warp
Richard O’Brien
Sword of Damocles
Richard O’Brien
Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul)
Richard O’Brien
Touch-A-Touch-A-Touch-A-Touch Me
Richard O’Brien
Once in a While
Richard O’Brien
Rose Tint My World
Richard O’Brien

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“The writer’s job is not to judge, but to seek to understand.”

Ernest Hemingway: Thoughts on the Writing Journey


“The writer’s job is not to judge, but to seek to understand.”

― Ernest Hemingway




Also see

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park

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Videopad tutorials

Make your movie FREE with Videopad

pic from http://www.mymovie2015.wordpress.com

see https://www.google.com/search?q=videopad&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=videopad&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2.3584j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Make and edit your videos for FREE

see https://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/tutorial.html#interface

Have given up on Movie Maker (at least for now) and trying Videopad. Seems great!

VideoPad Tutorial

VideoPad Video Editormakes editing videos easy. This full featured video editor lets you create professional looking videos with transitions, music and narration in minutes, helping you make the most of your captured memories and create movies you will be proud to share with family and friends.Getting StartedVideoPad InterfaceAdding MediaAdd Media from Your PhoneAdd Audio to Your MovieAdd Text to VideosHow to Add SubtitlesEditingEditing Your VideosHow to Increase Audio VolumeHow to Remove Audio from VideosHow to Remove Noise from AudioHow to Trim VideosHow to Crop VideosHow to Split VideoHow to Change Clip SpeedHow to Flip a Video360 Degree Video EditingTaking a…

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My First Blog Post




Originally posted on Movie Maker 10 (Windows): “Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. “ This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates. — Oscar Wilde ( “wild Oscar”) and“Just be yourself…then you’ll…

via My First Blog Post — My Movie(s) 2016: “Imagine, Dream, Believe”

We didn’t have any money, so we had to think.”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“Write, create, innovate”

Just letting you know I started “work” on my movie after a crazy dream I had last night!

My Movie(s) 2016: "Imagine, Dream, Believe"

Just letting you know I started “work” on my movie after a crazy dream I had last night!

A REAL “crazy” one!


MovieMaker (for Windows 10) is great! Try downloading…

see https://www.movie-zilla.org/Window-Movie-Maker-Manual/full-feature-mode-quick-start.html?lang=en


1. import video/images
2 import music
3 edit text
4 set transitions
5 set filters
add overlay
double-click overview

6 addmedia track
7. add elements 

adjust size and position of elements

8. adjustment
preview to see whether your movie needs adjustment

split background music


Screenshot & Text Tutorial:

1. Import images and videos into Win Movie maker

Just click the button “import images and videos” to import your files into Win Movie Maker project.

How to import images with windows movie maker

2. Select target files and add to timeline

Select the files which you want to add into your movie, then click the button “Add to timeline”.

how to add images to timeline with windows movie maker

3. Add transitions among the images to the timeline

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The wonder of YOU (by Elvis Presley)

Creative Writing Course


Originally posted on Write and Create (from Creative Writing Course): The wonder of YOU https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/the-wonder-of-you-by-elvis-presley-3 https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/the-wonder-of-you-by-elvis-presley/ from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”) but God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both! https://www.google.com/search?q=the+wonder+of+you+elvis+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=the+wonder+of+you+elvis+craig+lock&aqs=chrome.0.69i59.16336j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Psss “I see the human being as…

via The wonder of YOU (by Elvis Presley) — A new Book: Writing into the Light



“Write, create, innovate”


Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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“Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out…”