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

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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 or more of research and thinking about Evelyn and Morgan, my two protagonists, I know exactly who they are and can hear their thoughts in my mind as I write. It’s like everything before has been pressure on the ocean, and now the wave is finally visible from the shore. The sand under my feet feels good and during the five weeks between semesters, I’m grabbing my surfboard, baby.

Or maybe I could borrow yours, Dad? Or maybe I could borrow yours, Dad?

I wouldn’t have come so far without the 12 people in my class. You know who you are—thank you. My convenor, Paula Morris is, of course…

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