Susannah Plomer

Having always wanted to grow up and be a writer, I lost track of those dreams during my higher education but remembered the thrill of writing later on when I took on a creative writing internship at a digital marketing agency. Two years later, I'm now running a team of copywriters and trying to continue honing my craft whenever I can.

Google Says the World Hates Bloggers and Women - GKBC

After reading this interesting yet disturbing article in the Guardian about how Google’s autocomplete spells out our darkest thoughts , I began to wonder how much you could learn about the world from Google’s autocomplete results. I have always considered this feature to be sometimes amusing but also slightly irritating. I’ve often wanted to shout out ‘No you DON’T know what I’m about to say’, as I would to anyone who keeps finishing my sentences for me. women should be si...

Theatre Review: Bristol Old Vic’s Production of Great Expectations

I went to see Great Expectations at one of the best theatres in the UK. The Bristol Old Vic has housed some of the greatest stories, actors, writers and production teams in the history of theatre. The Old Vic theatre school, opened by Lawrence Oliver in 1946, has spawned the likes of Pete Postlethwaite, Jeremy Irons and Annette Crosbie. To say that my expectations were great would have been somewhat of an understatement.

Why Being in the Writing Academy Pays Off

Good afternoon kids, it’s F F F Friday and I’m in the mood to toot the Academy horn. our first year We have been running this writing project for just over a year now and in that time we have seen some writers come and go, go and come back, and some who are determined to stay with us and keep writing. We’ve had our ups, our downs, mishaps and triumphs but based on the recent survey results, our writers are happy academy members and it seems to be a very beneficial project indeed. You learn how t...

Tim Weaver – Book Launch

Image courtesy of Tim Weaver Last Thursday evening, Joe and I (along with one of our directors, Chris, himself a published author) went along to the Waterstones in Bath to celebrate the launch of Sunday Times Bestselling author Tim Weaver’s new book ‘ Never Coming Back ‘. As Tim happens to be a friend of Nick’s and the most esteemed judge of our short story competition , we were really excited to attend this event, to congratulate Tim and learn all about the latest instalment in the David Raker ...

Dare to Be Different: First Date Make Up Tips

Getting ready for a first date is indeed a perilous and anxiety-ridden task. You have a thousand questions and concerns running through your head. ‘Does he like me?’ ‘Will he kiss me?’ ‘Do I have to pay my half?’ ‘What should I wear?’ ‘Will he show up?’ ‘What if I spill my food down my front, which attracts a flock of hungry pigeons who then land on me in a feeding frenzy and I’m left covered in pigeon crap and feathers?’ First dates are a minefield. They can also be incredibly enjoyable ...

FEATURE: Becoming A Real Life Writer, Online

By Susannah Plomer @ GKBC The creative mind is a delightful and perilous possession. But those of you who love to make magic with words will understand the perils of a creative mind. Well, welcome to the blogosphere, be that music related or otherwise. Thankfully the wondrousness of the World Wide Web has made it possible for everybody who uses it to share their creativity with the world. Everybody can now have a voice. Anybody can write things that people may or may not read and that, girls and...

Desperately Seeking Whoever: With Internet, There’s No Place To Hide

It seems that the day of lifting a weighty phone book from one’s doormat and excitedly checking through it to see who is or who isn’t still around since last year, are long gone. With the wealth of personal & residential information available to all on the internet, there really is no need for this information to be printed in these enormous Ikea-catalogue style books that take too long to sift through. When I was little I used to marvel at the size of telephone directories and wonder how they f...

2 Responses to “Top Tips on How to Make a House a Home”

GreenWerks | Jan 19th, 2012 | 2 Comments » The importance of a homely house is drastically underestimated in an era where many people don’t have the time or the money to invest in superior interior design or for those who despise the words ‘homemaker’ or ‘housewife’. I firmly believe that very small touches go a long way. Your house is your sanctuary. It is the one place where you may seek shelter from all the strains of the outside world and just relax. You want to walk through your front door ...

Top 5 Scariest Movie Rabbits

One wouldn’t automatically associate rabbits with psychosis or horror and yet, film history has produced some pretty gruesome roles for these fluffy bunnies, often completely sabotaging the ‘cutesy’ appeal perpetuated throughout children’s books. Let us then step away from the likes of Beatrix Potter’s Benjamin Bunny and scatty ole Roger Rabbit or Carroll’s White Rabbit who was upset by his lack of punctuality. Let us look at the top five horrid rabbits in film and decide which is more believabl...

Top 5 Ways To Make You Want To Work

Ever found yourself coming round from a daydream at work and seeing the time is 3:30pm and you have absolutely no idea what you’ve achieved since lunch? Offices can be fairly claustrophobic spaces. The monotonous sound of typing and mouse clicking, repetitively ringing phones, the lack of fresh air and the blinding artificial lights are enough to get anyone down. Deadlines mount up, the workload increases and you feel like you never see the light of day, especially during the winter months. Imag...

Facebook: Redefining Human Relationships

* This was written under a persona name * A study showed recently that Facebook is stated as one of the reasons for 33% of divorces in the UK. That’s a third of all divorces. How unbelievable that a virtual world, invented only a few years ago, has had such an impact on how we relate to each other and has even been related to the cause of the breakdown of some marriages. That’s not saying that Facebook is entirely to blame for all divorces, but it has certainly added to the stresses and strains of marriage and relationships and become a...

What You Wear To Bed Says About You

*FEATURED ON THE TODAY SHOW!!* Ever wondered if the garments you keep folded under your pillow reveal anything about your personality? It seems like an odd question, but there is certainly a link! I personally have nightwear to suit various moods and states of mind; whichever style I choose says something about how I’m feeling that night. Image by rileyroxx I think I can speak for most women when I say that when one is forced to answer the door to an early calling postman, one tends to go slightly pink in the cheeks when glan...

Muted Musings on Stories of Infidelity… Great Love Stories After All?

Earlier this month as I was going through my morning ritual of trawling through the Guardian, soaking up every article of interest when I came across author Alison MacLeod’s top 10 stories about infidelity . These themes tend to pique my interest, no matter how I try to pretend they don’t. As I scrolled down Alison’s list, a book I read when I was younger popped into my head and I raced to the bottom to see if it had been included in the top 10, which alas it had not. The book I thought of is a ...

Stop Being a Supermarket Snob

I’ve been back on my healthy eating track for some time and have shuddered many a time when seeing how much I spend on food each week in my weekly budget excel sheet (yes I have one and I need one). I always shop in Sainsburys or Tescos (I hate both but never could afford to go to green grocers, butchers and all of those lovely independent places that my retired middle class parents buy their food from ) Recently after devising a weekly budget, I was lamenting how much of that budget would go on...

Top 4 Awe Inspiring Alpha Females in Film

Ladies, haven’t we all watched a film in which the protagonist was a ball busting femme fatale we all secretly dreamt of resembling? She handles her affairs in a cool, calm and collected manner, takes care of business better than any man, has the toughest alpha males falling at her feet and never smudges her lipstick. She’s the coolest chick for miles. She can walk into a room and own it; I tend to walk into a room and trip over my feet, or spill something down my front. I started to look back a...

The Five Types of Girl at Festivals: Which One Are You?

Ah the blessed festival season is upon us. We are dreaming of neon wellies, oversized sunglasses and gallons of cider in the sunshine. Tickets are purchased, tent and equipment at the ready, memories are about to be made and you can smell the portaloos already. Image Source UK festivals are numerous and each one has its own personality and specific crowd. We know that Reading and Leeds festivals cater to the drunk teenagers and the metal heads, V Festival belongs to those who look like the cast ...
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