Any British writers here on Hubpages? What's your location?

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    M L Morganposted 3 years ago

    I was wondering if there are many Brits writing on HP and if so, where in this little green island are you located. I'd also love to know if you write for fun or professionally. From a curious wordsmith smile
    Thanks all

    1. Shinkicker profile image96
      Shinkickerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm from Glasgow in Scotland but currently living in Italy.

      I gave up trying to write professionally on Hubpages because I was hardly making any money for the effort. I then gave up writing for fun because nobody was reading my hubs. (lots of duck eggs every day)

      Now I've no idea why I'm writing on Hubpages LOL  probably addicted now :-)

      I concentrate on travel hubs because they make a few pennies but they're not as much fun as creative hubs.

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        M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Scotland, I am yet to visit there, my dad was born in Hamilton. Do you miss it much? I agree, HP is rather addictive, I seem to be spending any free time reading articles and thinking up ideas for future hubs.

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          Shinkickerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah I miss Scotland but not Glasgow, when I get back I hope to live in the Edinburgh area. Glad to see you have a Scottish connection.

  2. Rik Ravado profile image90
    Rik Ravadoposted 3 years ago

    There are quite a lot of Brits here.  I'm from the South Coast.  Until recently I worked full time but I've quit job so I have more time to write. smile

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      M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It must be a bonus living near the coast. I bet it felt wonderful to be able to quit the rat race to focus on writing.

  3. NanLT profile image85
    NanLTposted 3 years ago

    SE London here. And I write because I enjoy it, and if I can earn a few quid now and again from it, I say go for it. Because of one of my blogs I was recently asked to become a contributing writer for a monthly Pagan ezine. So far that is the closest I have come to actually writing professionally, though I don't know it that counts since I'm not getting paid for it.

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      M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      NanLT, I agree. That is an achievement! I also write Pagan related articles but for fun, I've not yet taken the leap into submitting anything Pagan on HP yet. I'll have to have a peak at your work wink Sounds right up my street x

  4. SheilaMilne profile image93
    SheilaMilneposted 3 years ago

    Yes, I'm another.   I'm writing just because I want to.

  5. LeanMan profile image88
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    British - but for the last several years have been living overseas; currently in the Philippines...

    Earn my full time living writing online......

    Just back from the hot volcanic sulphur pools, maybe tomorrow I will go to the beach.......

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      M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      LeanMan, oh stop it you show off! You really are living the dream. wink

  6. Pollyanna Jones profile image95
    Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years ago

    Hello there! I'm in Worcestershire. I've been studying folklore, mythology, local history, and pre-Christian customs for a few years and a friend suggested I post my musings here. Whilst I write and research for fun, I've been having a marvellous time on HubPages, and have been really surprised by the response my work has had.

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      M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Pollyanna Jones, Aha! A fellow Worcestershire penner smile

      1. Pollyanna Jones profile image95
        Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        What a small world! smile

        1. God shet profile image61
          God shetposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          with  H U G E  Surprises! smile

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            M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Indeed!

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              God shetposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              smile

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    reasonablerobbyposted 3 years ago

    Hi I live in Nottingham - home of Robin Hood it is also home of William Booth founder of the Salvation army (Gulliver of Gulliver's travels lived near by close to Newark) Nottingham is home to other famous brands and people amongst many others Paul Smith fashion designer and Raleigh cycles. I work in Sheffield some 40 miles north home the British steel industry and I was born in Carlisle in the North West a border town between England and Scotland and capital of the Cumbria home of the lake district.

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      M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Reasonablerobby, I visited the castle in Nottingham about 10 years ago. Robin Hood is a big interest of mine. Love anything related to him. In fact, I'm a huge fan of medieval history and castles, although I'm hopeless at remembering dates and actual facts!

  8. John Messingham profile image62
    John Messinghamposted 3 years ago

    Hi, I grew up in London and now live near Glasgow.

    I spent most of my working life in the software industry and this year decided it was time for a change. I am using the extra spare time I have while I am looking for new pastures to do some creative writing. Not sure I would be able to make a living from it but it is a lot more fulfilling than spending all day on the job sites.

  9. Elderberry Arts profile image96
    Elderberry Artsposted 3 years ago

    I am in Surrey (about 1 hour south of London). I am self-employed and my writing is a big part of that.

  10. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 3 years ago

    Hi, I live in a Yorkshire village not far from Huddersfield but was born in north Nottinghamshire. Yes, Robin Hood is a distant relative of mine. I travel a lot - have lived in Australia and Spain, just returned from 6 weeks in south America. Having been a teacher for some years - Drama, EFL - and occasional contributor to magazines and newspapers - Guardian - am now enjoying a bit of free time writing articles, poems and short stories.
    I wish you well in your writing and home educating.

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      M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Chef-de-jour, your life sounds thrilling!  I bet you have loads of adventures you could write about. How on earth do you crack mainstream tabloids? I have a lot to learn. If you ever get really bored, let me in on your secret to success! lol  And thank you, wishing you great success too smile

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      freecampingaussieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We enjoyed our time at Sherwood Forest ! We have also been to the castle in Carcassone France where part of Robin Hood was filmed !
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/11986729_f1024.jpg


      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/11986735_f1024.jpg

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        M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Wow! Love your pics. I am addicted to Robin Hood movies. Although I am rather embarrassed to admit that the Kevin Costner movie is my favourite. There's just something about Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham wink I walked Hadrian's wall as a teenager and visited the tree where Kevin Costner stood with Morgan Freeman. I was rather proud lol.

  11. freecampingaussie profile image59
    freecampingaussieposted 3 years ago

    I was born in Wales , Went by Ship to NZ when I was 5, Australia by ship when I was 19 and married with 1 daughter. I am in Spain right now with my 2nd husband after exploring UK/Europe by Campervan as well as 3 months in America/Canada + Alaska

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      M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      freecampingaussie, Sounds like you have lots of travelling experience. Wow, all that distance travelled by ship! Phew. I would love to read all about your adventures. Love Spain, love the food even more smile

      1. sallybea profile image98
        sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Living North of Norfolk, UK which is now my home though I was  born in South Africa.  Writing has always been in my plans but somehow I never thought that I would end up writing about a niche subject - namely felting and a few other things besides.  I hope to one day start my novel.

  12. freecampingaussie profile image59
    freecampingaussieposted 3 years ago

    Be great if you all joined in on the forum Recommend another Hubbers Hub. You check out the last hubber in the forum and choose one of theirs, then someone will check yours out . We need new Hubbers there.

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      M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds good to me. I'll have to have a look. Thanks!

  13. brutishspoon profile image64
    brutishspoonposted 3 years ago

    I live in the North East of England but spend some time in the North West and Scotland when I can.

    I write because I love to and the money is just a nice little extra.

  14. BritFlorida profile image56
    BritFloridaposted 3 years ago

    I'm from Yorkshire and have lived in Florida for twenty years (hence my user name!)

    I write here, on other content sites, for clients and on my own websites - anywhere that pays smile

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      M L Morganposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I like your style. I guess at some point I ought to think of money, although I don't think my standard of writing will ever be of a professional standard. I can only aspire smile

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    liesl5858posted 3 years ago

    I am a writer from the South of England but I was born and raised in the Philippines. I write to earn money and also to help other people. I am not a professional writer yet but maybe someday I might become one.

 
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