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Craig Stone

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I left school at sixteen with a head full of rocks, a general dislike towards anyone telling me what to do and a belief none of it mattered: because one day I would write the greatest book in the world.
I moved to Spain, I worked for a little man with a missing finger called Juan, who owned the town.
I almost got killed by a freight train when I was lost in a field trying to find the Spanish airport at 2am. I was thinking, instead of being drunk and sixteen, I should really start writing some of the adventure down.
But I was sixteen, so my writing consisted of brilliant sentences scrawled on the back of beer mats I would later eat; mistaking them for dry sandwiches that never fully digested.
I came back to England and drifted into acting colleg
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Durr is a bit of a silly name really. It's a word that describes the noise that escapes the mouth of people when they are thinking of an…more
Hi Mias,

Durr is a bit of a silly name really. It's a word that describes the noise that escapes the mouth of people when they are thinking of an answer they already know they don't have, but are too afraid to admit to.

The real world always forms the shape of my novels, I feel that to pack a punch, the concrete and the cement have to feel real. A lot of the characters are like people in my life, either consciously or subconsciously. I looked after my Dad while he was dying of cancer, and wrote Bob soon after - and I think that might be where some of the darkness comes from. The scene with the man and the piano - although not intentionally - when I read back my words, it's hard not to say that (in only a physical sense) the man resembled my father in his weakened state.

As for the other characters, I believe I made them up entirely - from small conversations here and there, from eye contact held and smiles. From what I feel the truth is in the hearts of people :) (less)
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The Mistakes that Corbyn make in power could just change the world…

I think some people miss the point of Jeremy Corbyn. The Corbyn argument is shaped by how successful we think those trying to obtain power will be, or won’t be. We talk about how Corbyn will ruin the country, or how there is nobody better than May at the moment. But, we forget: all leaders are destined for failure. It is inescapable.


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“At the end of the world the sunset is like a child smashing a pack of crayons into God’s face.”
Craig Stone, Life Knocks

“I want to avoid people, because there’s only one thing worse than being homeless, and that’s people who are not, knowing that you are.”
Craig Stone, The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

“Parents raise children then grow old, and their children forget the things their old parents did for them, because their brains don’t remember before they grew selfish.
There are buildings all over the world full of old people sitting around looking out of windows, full of hate for their selfish sons and daughters.
And meanwhile, the selfish sons and daughters look out of their windows at their children playing and think how wonderful their unbreakable bond of love is between them and their children.”
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“You are put in school to be trained to become exactly what they want you to be: not them, anything but them. They live on a golden island and have the key to the only bridge. Your parents are not millionaires, so it doesn't matter how intelligent you are, you aren't invited to their party. That’s the great shame. The idiots have the gold, and the poor die to give it to them. So you better start to laugh, because this world is one big joke written by the few, at the expense of the masses. Look around you, that feeling your life isn't going anywhere? That’s the feeling that makes you part of the masses.”
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“The days and the light feel like brief moments of torture, put here to remind us of what we don’t have any more. Joy is instantaneous, that, is the wonder of joy. Misery and suffering sneak up on someone like a bastard. They drip into your brain slowly, over time. Until one morning you wake up crying and you have no idea why.”
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“If humans did not manufacture some of their own to appear like better people, people would not aspire to be someone else. They would stop dreaming. And if people didn't dream, they would be awake to discover the wonderful misery of being. There are no singular great people. There is only a small percentage of people manufactured to look significant, for the purpose of creating the feeling of mass insignificance.”
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“There really is no time for wallowing in the miseries of life: we don’t have all the time in the world, we have all the world, and not enough time.”
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“My landlord lives in the flat at the bottom of the stairs. I rent a studio flat from him, and live at the top of the staircase. There are two more flights of stairs and four more flats, but it’s me he is obsessed with.”
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message 72: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Craig,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


message 71: by Owen

Owen Jones Hello Craig,

I hope you're well.

Thank's for accepting my request of friendship.

I liked the Dice Man too

Regards,
Owen
Behind The Smile by Owen Jones
Behind The Smile


message 70: by Gigi

Gigi Sedlmayer Thank you Craig for the connection. Hope you have a wonderful day.
Have you seen my Talon series? I am writing on the fourth now. It will be called:
TALON, DANGEROUSE TIMES or should i call it
TALON, HUNTING THE HUNTER.

That is the question. One says, that title is good and the other sais that title is good. So i don't know which one i chould use.
Wlel have a good day
Gigi


message 69: by Becca

Becca Mills Thanks for adding me, Craig! Happy reading :)


message 68: by Ariana

Ariana Zamora Hello! Thank you so much for the add. Best wishes to you in all your future endeavors :)
-Ari


message 67: by Victory

Victory Grey Hi Craig, thanks for the add. I'm looking forward to checking out your book soon. Best wishes.


Disincentive/Feta Hi! Nice to meet you :)


message 65: by Craig

Craig Stone Debbie wrote: "Hi Craig. Thanks for the friendship. :)"

and thank you for yours. Hope you have a nice weekend :)


message 64: by Debbie

Debbie Johansson Hi Craig. Thanks for the friendship. :)


message 63: by Craig

Craig Stone Hi Stuart,

would love to take you up on the offer, but I am going to have to delay as I am homeless again. No kindle, no PC (borrowing a friends laptop for this).

I need to sort my life out before getting back into the books - many thanks for the offer though, and I am happy to be your 400th friend! best of luck with your writing! :)


message 62: by Craig

Craig Stone R. wrote: "Hi Craig, you should look up my eBook, The Second Prophecy on Amazon."

Thanks, I'll take a look R :)


message 61: by Craig

Craig Stone Patricia wrote: "2970 Friends!! My word!"

meh, just numbers :)


message 60: by Craig

Craig Stone Jay wrote: "Thanks for the friendship!"

No worries Jay :)


message 59: by Craig

Craig Stone Simon wrote: "Thanks for looking me up, Craig."

no worries Simon :)


message 58: by Stuart

Stuart Land Hey, Craig. Wow, such accolades! More power, bro. Thanks for being my newest GR friend, AND for being my 400th friend! As a special treat, you may have any one of my ebooks for free! (Well, I thought it might be a special treat, but then, I'm biased.) Just let me know which one and which format, and I'll send it to you.


message 57: by R.

R. Ferguson Hi Craig, you should look up my eBook, The Second Prophecy on Amazon.


Patricia 2970 Friends!! My word!


message 55: by Jay

Jay Thanks for the friendship!


message 54: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Craig.


message 53: by Craig

Craig Stone Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Craig, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador"


Hi Kim! Many thanks for the welcome :)


Harlequin Books Hello Craig, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador


message 51: by Craig

Craig Stone Clive wrote: "Hiya Craig,

Nice to meet you again so soon and thanks for the kind offer of friendship. As someone once said, but I paraphrase, 'I can't walk and chew gum at the same time'. In my case, though, I ..."


ha! No worries Clive, I totally understand what you mean. I am writing a book now, on twitter for the most part and trying to keep up on here. They don't make it easy for us writers!

Pleasure to meet you, twice, have a great evening!

See you on the floor. lol.

Craig


message 50: by Craig

Craig Stone Raven wrote: "Hey Craig, Thanks for the add!"

My pleasure Raven! :)


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Craig Stone Felicia wrote: "Hi, Thanks for the friend request! I'll check out your book :)"

Hi Felicia! My pleasure, thanks so much for wanting to checking out my book! Fantastic of you! :)

all the best,


message 48: by Raven

Raven Hey Craig, Thanks for the add!


message 47: by Fel

Fel Hi, Thanks for the friend request! I'll check out your book :)


message 46: by Craig

Craig Stone Sarah wrote: "Hi, thanks for the friend request! (="

tis a pleasure! :)


message 45: by Craig

Craig Stone Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) wrote: "Thank you for the friend request hon and for following on Twitter. Hope all is well. Talk later :)"

my pleasure, all is well. So far. No pianos on rope above my head. No boxing gloves on springs in the glovebox. Nope, I think I'm good! :)


message 44: by Craig

Craig Stone Amunhotep wrote: "Thanks for the add and God bless. Hugs!"

Cheers Amunhotep! :)


message 43: by Craig

Craig Stone Maureen wrote: "Hi Craig! Thanks for adding this author to your circle of friends. I look forward to reading your reviews and recommendations!"

No worries! :)


message 42: by Craig

Craig Stone Krystle wrote: "Hi, Craig! Pleasure to meet you!

All the best,

Krystle"


You too! :)


message 41: by Sarah

Sarah Hi, thanks for the friend request! (=


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you for the friend request hon and for following on Twitter. Hope all is well. Talk later :)


Amunhotep El Bey Thanks for the add and God bless. Hugs!


message 38: by Maureen

Maureen Mullis Hi Craig! Thanks for adding this author to your circle of friends. I look forward to reading your reviews and recommendations!


message 37: by Krystle

Krystle Jones Hi, Craig! Pleasure to meet you!

All the best,

Krystle


message 36: by Craig

Craig Stone Laura wrote: "Hi Craig,
Thanks for the friend invite!
Best wishes for your new novel.
Laura"


no worries! Thanks for the kind wishes, same to you Laura :)


message 35: by Craig

Craig Stone Book Review Diva wrote: "Hello,

Thank you for being my friend.

Warm Wishes,
Book Review Diva

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my pleasure, thanks for the info Diva! :)


message 34: by Laura

Laura Hi Craig,
Thanks for the friend invite!
Best wishes for your new novel.
Laura


message 32: by Craig

Craig Stone Laurielu wrote: "Hi Craig!

Thanks for the friendvite! I love making new friends here on GR. Look forward to interacting more.

Happy Reading and Writing,
Laurielu
Bona Fide Reflections"


Hi Laurie! Tis a pleasure :)


message 31: by Craig

Craig Stone A. R. wrote: "Craig, thanks for the add!"

no worries! :)


Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections Hi Craig!

Thanks for the friendvite! I love making new friends here on GR. Look forward to interacting more.

Happy Reading and Writing,
Laurielu
Bona Fide Reflections


message 29: by A.R.

A.R. Craig, thanks for the add!


message 28: by Craig

Craig Stone Julia wrote: "Well, I am sorry for your traumatic experience. I hope you won't always be scarred. If you need me to sing you a lullaby and read you a story and kiss your injuries to make it all better, I will :)"

aww. Thanks Julia. It was mainly mental scarring, so I will put my brain in the same package I am sending my eyes in. You can keep my eyes, but please kiss my brain and return it. Many thanks.


message 27: by Craig

Craig Stone Julia wrote: "That's a bit frightening. You have a good memory, I'll give you that much."

it was easy to remember because it was just a walking stick. I mean, nobody was holding it.


message 26: by Craig (last edited Jan 21, 2012 09:57AM)

Craig Stone Julia wrote: "Thank you :) Be warned, when Im done with you, you'll just be a pile of bones but I promise to put the rest of you to good use. I try to be a good steward of people's things."

I've dreamed of being a pile of dead bones ever since I was hit in the face by a walking stick when I was eleven.


message 25: by Craig

Craig Stone Julia wrote: "Body? Eyes? I'll take the eyes please....nad the body, feet and head. Thank you"

okay, I will fedex my eyeballs out to you. Expect them sometime in the next 48hrs.


message 24: by Craig

Craig Stone ha, well, friendly up to a point but I have you know I have squashed a mosquito. I just wanted to put it out there. We all have our pasts. lol.

Any book I probably won't be able to read for a bit, but I am always up for finding new writers - I'm all ears (and a head, body, feet, eyes. Ah, heck. I'm way more than ears).

Thanks!


message 23: by Craig

Craig Stone K.E. wrote: "Hey, Craig. Sorry for the delay in responding. Off GR, off Twitter, off FB all day, writing, writing, writing as fast as my little fingers could type. :D

Anyway, thanks for friending me on Goodreads!"


no worries! I've been typing too and my brain feels like it's looking at other people and wishing it was inside their heads because then it could at least have some days off. Pleasure to meet on goodreads K.E!

Have a great day :)


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