Jack Dowd

I'm a twenty four year old (dyslexic) writer from England. I live just outside London. I hope you enjoy reading my work just as much as I enjoy writing it.

Most commented posts

  1. Five More Fictional Places you can Visit — 11 comments
  2. Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — 9 comments
  3. Daily Writing Routine — 8 comments
  4. Symbolism — 8 comments
  5. 1st place in Metamorphose Science Fiction Short Story Competition. — 5 comments

Author's posts

Aug 11

Spitfire Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe

I love Shakespeare’s Globe. I used to think that watching a performance at the Globe would be akin to watching a Shakespearean play when it was first performed. After doing some research I discovered that all of the female parts would be played by men in drag, the audience would have thrown food onstage if …

Continue reading

Aug 04

Spitfire Review: The Lion King

Hello everyone. As I’m sure many of you have noticed, Disney are re-releasing many of their old classics as live action films. In this year alone they have released Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King with Maleficent 2 coming out later this year. The most recent of these films, and I think the film everyone …

Continue reading

Jul 28

Top five Truth is Stranger than Fiction stories.

Which of these descriptions sounds more realistic? This creature is horse-like in appearance, with a typically white mane and a horn upon its head. This creature has a metre long neck and uses its head as a club to attack other animals with. Number one, right? The description for the first animal is a unicorn …

Continue reading

Jul 14

Five misconceptions about popular books

I wrote this website post as a sequel to, what I thought was, an article I published last year. When I searched for that that old article… I hadn’t written it. It was still in draft form and only consisted of two sentences. Oh. So, here are five misconceptions about popular books! I hope you …

Continue reading

Jun 30

Spitfire review: Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition

Hello all, I’ve recently returned from my holiday in Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. While I was topping up my tan between taking swims in the hotel’s pool, I discovered a book that I’d downloaded on my kindle and forgotten about. The journals of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition. Scott was a British …

Continue reading

Jun 23

Inspiration: The British Library 

I love libraries. All writers should. Hell, everyone should. One of the first jobs I had was working in the school library and one of my first “real” jobs was working in my local library. Sadly I don’t work in the British Library (yet) but on the 11th May 2019 I officially became a member. I’ve …

Continue reading

Jun 09

Five political speeches that you’re glad you haven’t heard of.

The other week I stumbled across a job as a script writer online. You can imagine how delighted I was… until I opened the job description and discovered that it was a job to write political speeches. Although I’ve listened to a few political speeches I don’t think I’ve ever read one but in a …

Continue reading

May 26

Spitfire review: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is over… Now we’ll wait for the next global phenomenon to hit our screens. I think the last TV show I was this invested in was Lost back in 2010. Does anyone else remember Lost, a plane crashed on a tropical island that contained polar bears and a mysterious hatch in the …

Continue reading

May 12

Spitfire Review: Tolkien

Hello everyone, I know I said that my next article would be “Five historical speeches that you’re glad you haven’t heard of” and that is still going ahead. That post is currently in draft form, due to be published in a week or two. On Bank Holiday Monday I watched the film Tolkien at the …

Continue reading

Apr 27

End of Camp NaNoWriMo and escaping on a writing retreat

Hello everyone, I’ve temporarily escaped the toxic smoke that is London. I’ve ended my Camp NaNoWriMo project at 30,000 words. My target was 40,000 but due to a mixture of work commitments and health issues I wasn’t able to reach my goal. It’s disappointing but 30,000 words is better than 20,000 or 10,000 or nothing …

Continue reading