Perhaps All Writers Should Move to England, Where We Will Get the Respect We Deserve

Back from vacation, trying to pull myself out of the deep pit of relaxation induced by long strolls on the sand and much gazing at wave action, I found myself aimlessly surfing the net (of course, I never, EVER, aimlessly surf the internet normally, oh, no).  And what should I find but the most charming statistic about the lovely British:

"According to a new poll, author tops the list of dream jobs for us Britons, with 10% of us hoping to become one." 

God, do we love those Brits or what?

Can you imagine what we Americans would most want to be?  I shudder to think.  Probably a rock star or a NASCAR driver.  Not that I have anything against either profession, mind you.   I just think it is so damn cool that the English admire authors so much.

By the way, in my endless effort to aimlessly surf the net, I mean entertain you, I found the above link to the Rock Star Name site, where you can enter your real name and receive your rock star name in return.

So from now on, just call me Trixie Stone.  Take that, Brits.

Oh, and double by the way, stay tuned to this very blog tomorrow for a very cool announcement.  It is something that has been in the works (read: on hold) for an entire week and being on vacation had nothing to do with it. 

Not one thing, says Trixie.

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Roy Burkhead
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Roy Burkhead
08/27/2007 19:49

Charlotte:

Having lived in London for two years (and being there for six additional months as an illegal alien working for cash), I know that you are telling the truth. God Bless the British, in all things literary. They were part of my inspiration to aspire to become a writer.

Later, Roy

P.S. Can’t wait to read about your big announcement!

Charlotte
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08/27/2007 19:54

Ahem, that would be Trixie you are talking to, since I can’t yet afford to move to London. Would that I could–besides the fact that the Brits love literature, London is a great town. I’ll be seeing you in your great town, soon, Roy!

Linda R. Moore
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08/28/2007 16:29

I’m one of those 10%. ;0)

Of course, Britain’s population is only 60 million, whereas in the USA it’s 260+ million, so chances are that it’s actually the same *number* of wannabes here as it is a percentage there 🙂

Charlotte
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08/28/2007 16:34

It sure sounds impressive, though, doesn’t it?

Terry Heath
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08/31/2007 10:51

So my rock star name is “Mad Moon”. Hmm. I think I’d rather be a writer.

Thanks for an interesting and entertaining post!

Charlotte
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08/31/2007 13:04

I don’t know, Mad Moon is a pretty cool name!

reasonable robinson
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08/31/2007 23:14
To be or not to be that is the question…I am actually… and it’s amazing that I live 45 miles from Stratford, 10 miles from Lord Byrons Pile, 35 miles from D.H. Lawrence’s pad, and 12 miles from Newark where Jonathon Swift had Gulliver living to name a few (can you work out where that is?)…and I was born on the 25th jan – Robbie Burns birthday. It would be hard not live near a literary genious on the USS Great Britain where you are max 100 miles from the sea. Mind you I rate the US of A too… Read more »
reasonable robinson
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08/31/2007 23:15
To be or not to be that is the question…I am actually… and it’s amazing that I live 45 miles from Stratford, 10 miles from Lord Byrons Pile, 35 miles from D.H. Lawrence’s pad, and 12 miles from Newark where Jonathon Swift had Gulliver living to name a few (can you work out where that is?)…and I was born on the 25th jan – Robbie Burns birthday. It would be hard not live near a literary genious on the USS Great Britain where you are max 100 miles from the sea. Mind you I rate the US of A too… Read more »
reasonable robinson
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08/31/2007 23:15
To be or not to be that is the question…I am actually… and it’s amazing that I live 45 miles from Stratford, 10 miles from Lord Byrons Pile, 35 miles from D.H. Lawrence’s pad, and 12 miles from Newark where Jonathon Swift had Gulliver living to name a few (can you work out where that is?)…and I was born on the 25th jan – Robbie Burns birthday. It would be hard not live near a literary genious on the USS Great Britain where you are max 100 miles from the sea. Mind you I rate the US of A too… Read more »
reasonable robinson
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08/31/2007 23:15
To be or not to be that is the question…I am actually… and it’s amazing that I live 45 miles from Stratford, 10 miles from Lord Byrons Pile, 35 miles from D.H. Lawrence’s pad, and 12 miles from Newark where Jonathon Swift had Gulliver living to name a few (can you work out where that is?)…and I was born on the 25th jan – Robbie Burns birthday. It would be hard not live near a literary genious on the USS Great Britain where you are max 100 miles from the sea. Mind you I rate the US of A too… Read more »
Charlotte
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09/01/2007 09:25

Reasonable Robinson,
I just had to write your name because its so cool. And you live in literary heaven. Doesn’t get much better than that. But thanks for pointing out that we Americans do have some illustrious geniuses.

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