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Where to find motivation

How do you motivate yourself to write instead of just daydreaming about your story ideas?

This was a question that came from Vivien via my Facebook page, but it’s also one that I tend to get a lot from my students as well. In class my answer is usually a very firm: ‘sit down and write.’ They are, after all, investing their HECs dollars in a writing degree and deadlines and due dates are pretty firm while they’re students. If they don’t hand in their writing, they don’t get marks.