Linda Bates Margison

Writer * Editor * Dreamer

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Writing

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 →

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 →

NaNoWriMo: Join me on this creative journey

Have you ever wanted to write a book? “Sure, Linda, who hasn’t, but it takes so long to write a book. I’d never find the time.” Or… “I tried that once, but it took me 10 years to write it…. Continue Reading →

It’s a new, different era, and that’s OK

Part of my identity crisis in the past five years is because I don’t feel like a writer. I lost connection with the person I was, editor of the local newspaper, writer of stories about people, revealer of truth. I now… Continue Reading →

The Nest Makeover: As parental roles evolve, writing and dreams resurface

Early morning departure. Coffee fills the travel mug. Eyes alert, at least, for now. Gas tank full. Music set to shuffle through an eclectic hodgepodge. We’re off. Hours on the road. The cup is empty and the bladder is full,… Continue Reading →

The Tortured Artist: Is it all in your head?

When Robin Williams killed himself, the world catapulted his death above any other headline that day. Seconds after I learned, the evening news cut in to make the announcement. Suddenly, the world exploded with mental illness news. Everyone knew someone… Continue Reading →

Journey Begins With A Step

I chastise my actions and inactions. I question my goals and motives. I wonder if the pull — the desire — to write is important enough to give up all other responsibilities. This is a drive so powerful and strong… Continue Reading →

Challenge Achieved

I have achieved my 30-day writing challenge (plus six)! Tonight makes seven above the challenge. How do I feel? I’ve had a wonderful time and gotten back into the habit of writing every day. That in itself is an amazing… Continue Reading →

A Life With No Regrets

I read an article today about living life without regrets — a life free from worry about others’ judgments — a life that holds true to the real you, the person you were meant to be. What does that mean?… Continue Reading →

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