Linda Bates Margison

Writer * Editor * Dreamer

Clash of Concepts: A friendly contest between creatives

To keep the creative juices flowing and to give me a doable replacement for National Novel Writing Month–which involves a process I love that wouldn’t fit into my life right now–I came up with the idea for a creative project… Continue Reading →

And The Band Didn’t Play On…

This blog often reveals my most vulnerable emotions. Writing is a vehicle through which I process my feelings, my thoughts, and even my grief. Before I can move on and produce content for this space, I first need to address… Continue Reading →

2016 drags in random thoughts, focuses passions

Writing my year-end and looking-forward blog posts has been difficult this year. I love to distract myself, it seems, so the past two mornings as I’ve perched at the computer to write, I’ve instead spent hours looking at New York… Continue Reading →

Falling into another season of change and inspiration

When the wind gets a nip and the leaves change hues, I feel a metamorphosis in my own creative being. Ideas flow and actions follow suit. Even if I haven’t created in ages, my mind ignites with ideas and my… Continue Reading →

My creative secret: Find passion to fulfill dream

After all my years of creative struggle, I finally found the secret to feeling alive and happy. Find a creative venture that ignites your soul, and then do it for you. Don’t taint the purity of it with thoughts of… Continue Reading →

The joke’s on me, and it isn’t funny

I don’t like April Fool’s Day. I don’t like pranks or the silly jokes that populate that day. I don’t like malicious lies told for fun. I don’t like misleading other people, and then telling them your impending pregnancy, cheating… Continue Reading →

Prompt Project: The Songs of My Life

Do you always have a song in your heart? Do lyrics and tunes weave through your thoughts? Dick Clark spoke wise words when he said, “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” I can hear the first chords of certain… Continue Reading →

Prompt Project: The Unexpected Gift

Creatives are happiest when they’re creating. Creating takes away the power of negativity. When I have time to write, the soul-sucking parasite that is my everyday job steals ideas of what to write. My brain is dead and tired. Not… Continue Reading →

Desire, Not Obligation

I’m starting this year in a different frame of mind. As past years came to a close and new ones began, I would start the same way, fretting about my lack of writing progress and my determination to change that. As… Continue Reading →

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