Author: 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.
Five tales from the South Coast

Five tales from the South Coast

Hello everyone. Today I’m doing something slightly different. In 2020 I planned to have one week away in a cottage on the south coast, to catch up on my writing and to escape the hustle of London. I love my writing retreats, the village that I stay in is normally in the ‘off’ season and …

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Why do we like Shakespeare?

Why do we like Shakespeare?

Hello everyone, I’m writing the first draft of this website post on the notes app on my Iphone. At time of writing it’s 19:32 on Saturday 14th August 2021 and I’m in the interval of an amateur production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream at my local park. Shakespeare is- That’s all I wrote back in …

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Top Five Spelling and Grammar Mistakes – part two.

Top Five Spelling and Grammar Mistakes – part two.

In January 2018 I published an article called Top Five Spelling Mistakes in Published Pieces of Work which you can read by clicking anywhere in its title. Although that post is somewhat dated in terms of style, when I re-read it I enjoyed the contents (contrary to popular belief a writer can’t remember everything they’ve ever written). …

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Top 5 characters in the public domain

Top 5 characters in the public domain

The adverts we see online are tailored to us through algorithms. That is to say that robots monitor our search history (a scary thought) and then suggest products or services that they think we might be interested in. After I published my post last December about Sony’s Spider-Verse (you can read that post by clicking …

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2022 goals

2022 goals

Happy New Year! Let us hope that 2022 is the year that things improve and return to “normal.” I hope you enjoyed Christmas and New Year’s. During the weird week between Christmas and New Year (sources I found call this the Witching Week or the time betwix and between) I overhauled the website and, if …

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2021 review

2021 review

2021. The year that the world was suppose to return to normal. Ha! Welcome to the end of 2021, everyone. How have you all been? Normally in this sort of post I would discuss what my goals were for the year, explain if I met them or not and then speculate on the next year. …

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Rant and Rambles: Sony’s Spider-Verse

Rant and Rambles: Sony’s Spider-Verse

Hello everyone. You may not have noticed but there’s a new Spider-Man film out. The film, Spider-Man: No Way Home is twenty seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and links the latest Spiderman films to both the Amazing Spider-Man film franchise (2012 – 2014) and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002 – 2007). Today …

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Spitfire review: Doctor Who – Flux

Spitfire review: Doctor Who – Flux

I didn’t plan on reviewing Doctor Who: Flux. I hadn’t lost complete faith in the show but my enthusiasm had waned under Chibnall’s writing. I no longer consumed every behind the scenes segment and cast interview. I didn’t watch the trailer for Flux until it appeared on my phone on auto play and when Flux …

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Spitfire Review: No Time to Die

Spitfire Review: No Time to Die

After being postponed…. (checks notes) five times, No Time to Die has finally reached cinema screens. As the swan song to Daniel Craig’s Bond and the film that is hoped to lure the public back into cinemas , does it live up to the hype? Here are my thoughts… Major spoilers for No Time to …

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