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. Daily Writing Routine — 8 comments
  3. Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — 8 comments
  4. Symbolism — 8 comments
  5. 1st place in Metamorphose Science Fiction Short Story Competition. — 5 comments

Author's posts

Jul 08

Preparations for novel launch

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. If you’ve been following me on social media or if you’re a loyal reader of this website you’ll know that I’m nearing completion on my novel, Empty Nights. As such, I’m now making preparations for the marketing and launch, arranging interviews, organising reviews, etc. The plan is …

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Jun 24

Twin films

You may have noticed that occasionally two films are released in close proximity of each other that share the same premise. Its almost as if two separate production teams were given the same idea to work from. This is called the Twin film phenomenon are there are several reasons it occurs. Stolen ideas – Although ideas are stolen and copied it …

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Jun 10

Spitfire Review: Living Literature Frankenstein

Today I’m reviewing something a little different. Instead of reviewing a novel or a film I’m reviewing a party I went to… a literacy party. Every year the School Of Advanced Studies at the University Of London throw a Living Literature party in which a famous novel is brought to life. In 2016 Senate House was …

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May 28

Spitfire Review: Hamlet performed at Shakespeare’s Globe

On Saturday 12th May, the day after I published my previous website post about Shakespeare’s influence on the English language, I had a day of culture trekking around London. I went to The Globe Theatre in the morning for a tour, I visited the Sir John Sloan museum in Holborn to admire his artefacts, I …

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May 14

Top Five Shakespearean Words

The English language is beautiful, complicated and it is constantly evolving. Lexicographers have the task of updating the dictionary with new words and removing outdated jargon. They also have the difficult task of judging the most popular word of the year. Here are the past five words of the year:

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Apr 29

London oddities 2

Last year I published London Oddities (which you can read by clicking here) in which I explained some rather unusual facts about London. It was fun to research, fun to write and it received a positive feedback. Because it did so well I’d thought I’d write a part two. I hope you enjoy.

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Apr 15

Spitfire Review: Tomb Raider

Today I’m reviewing Tomb Raider the 2018 film, looking at the history of Lara Croft and examining why most films based on video games fail at the box office. I’m going to be honest, I did not have high hopes for Tomb Raider. It’s a film based of a video game and the previous actress …

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Apr 01

April 1st: 100th post.

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a good day. This post is something of a landmark occasion for my website. It is the 100th post.

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Mar 22

Spitfire Review: Starstuck by S E Anderson

Hello everyone, welcome to another Spitfire review. Today I’ll be talking about the novel  Starstruck by S.E. Anderson. As long time readers of my website will know I’m a fan of John Green, author of Turtles All The Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska. With his brother Hank (whose novel …

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Mar 18

Five films based on real events that are mostly lies

If you place the phrase “based on a true story” at the start of a film people expect the film to be…. a true story or at the very least inspired by true events. Yes, writers can make a few changes in the form of creative licence (You can read that old website post here) but …

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