Christchurch soldiers on

Construction activity in Christchurch may well have plateaued, but rumours of the demise of the earthquake-induced construction boom have been greatly exaggerated, says HUGH DE LACY. YOU CAN’T DROP $40 billion in insurance and government money on a region of fewer than half a million people without creating a construction boom, even if initially most…

Arriving at the Mid-Point (and Other Tales from a Masters in Creative Writing Class)

Originally posted on lovewordsmusic.com:
Hurrah! A profile page on the University of Auckland website (thanks Jonathan Burgess): http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-students-and-graduates/postgraduate-students-3/caroline-barron.html I am now half-way through my Master in Creative Writing at the University of Auckland. The goal: finish the novel by mid-November. 85,000 words. I’m 30,000 in and it feels like I’m just hitting my stride; after a year…