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

Nov 15

NaNoWriMo: Mid-Month Check in

Hello everyone, As you can tell from the above picture I am suffering for my art. I’m currently at 32,000 words which means I’m just above target. I’ve found that with my new routine I work best on Monday nights, Friday nights and over the weekend. Although this means my word count slumps mid week …

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Nov 01

NaNoWriMo 2019

  Hello everyone, I think this is my third year of doing NaNoWriMo in a row and I always enjoy the experience. Although I find solace in writing… I also find it fun to write with like minded people. In case you are unaware NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The aim  is for …

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Oct 27

Origins of five horror monsters

Happy Halloween! Let’s start with a personal halloween story. On October 31st 2016 I was invited up to London for a Halloween party. Although the party was a bit dead (puns!) we all had a good time and at midnight I left to catch the train home. Some of you might also remember that there …

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Oct 13

Top five banned TV Episodes

Does anyone else remember Dick and Dom, in particular Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow? It was a wacky British children’s show in which five children (called Bunglowheads) and one celebrity would enter Dick and Dom’s Bungalow, play stupid games and get gunged. In particular does anyone remember Charlie’s infamous phone call to the Bungalow? …

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Sep 30

Spitfire review: SAS Who Dares Wins

This Spitfire review is a little different to the others. Instead of reviewing one book I’ll be reviewing five, all of which are military themed. So this is a Spitfire Squadron review…. Despite the fact that my father used in the British Military and I loved playing games such as Call of Duty and Battlefield …

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Sep 08

Camden Fringe review 2019

I love the Camden Fringe Festival. It’s cheaper than the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it’s local (for me) and I always see high calibre shows. This year was no exception. Although I booked myself into nine shows, due to work commitments, I was only able to attend four. So to the five shows I booked but …

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Sep 01

One year anniversary: Empty Nights

When I woke up this morning I discovered an interesting notification on my Facebook account. One year ago today, your video “Empty Nights Launch” was published. A year ago today I published my first novel, Empty Nights. It’s hard to believe that an whole year as past since that day. The date, September 1st 2018, …

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Aug 25

Review/Interview: Gup the Sailer and the Devil to Pay by Jenai M. Marek

Hello all, When I published Empty Nights last year I published with an Indi publishing company called MommaShark Press which was founded by Jenai M. Marek. I’ve also worked with Jenai on the Write Up Our Alley YouTube channel which can be found in the tabs above. Jenai has just released her second novel in …

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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 …

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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 …

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