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

Sep 20

How can you bring a dead actor back to life?

In 2013 the Walt Disney company produced a short film titled Get a Horse which was shown before Frozen in cinemas. In Get a Horse, Mickey Mouse attempts to save Minnie by traveling between the 2D 1940’s cartoon world and the modern day cinema. If you want to watch the film in question there is …

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Sep 06

Top five most expensive versions of books

I have worked in many libraries and as such I have organised the books in my house into the duodecimal system. I have four drawers of books. The first drawers holds books between A-G, the second H-P, the third P-Z and the fourth holds stationery. I’m very happy (and can I say proud?) of this …

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Aug 17

Rant and Rambles: What happens when you can’t tell fact from fiction? 

I don’t like the term escapism. I think it sounds at worst patronising and cute at best. Although I don’t like the term, I do agree with it’s meaning. I love reading a book or watching a TV show and escaping from a real world to a fictional land if only for a few minutes. …

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Aug 02

Rants and Rambles: The Muses

Sing to me, oh muse, and let thine inspiration run true.    Is that how the Odyssey starts? Well it all depends on which translation you’ve read. I’ve just paraphrased several translations of the opening stanza and stuck them together to create a point. The Greek writers, when reciting their work to a crowd, would …

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May 12

Five Year Website anniversary

Happy anniversary! Hello everyone. I wish we could celebrate this milestone under better circumstances.  Five years ago today I created and published my first post on this website. I won’t go into too much detail about that moment because I spoke about it not that long ago in February when I celebrated by one hundred …

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Apr 23

Rants and Rambles: Who was the real Shakespeare?

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing your best to stay healthy during these trying times. It is currently week five of the UK quarantine. The death-toll from the Coronavirus in the UK has surpassed 18,000 people and globally over two million people have been infected. I don’t wish to make light of the …

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Mar 22

Coronavirus Update

2020 is going well so far, isn’t it? World War Three was threatened at the start of the year, most of Australia was on fire and now the Coronavirus… Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping well in these difficult times. As you are no doubt aware, the world is currently in the middle of a …

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Mar 08

Spitfire Review: Doctor Who series 12

Last week Doctor Who series 12 finished broadcasting and the internet is riddled with reviews, fan theories and opinions. It was certainly a decisive series and I thought I’d add my voice to the mix. Generally I think that this series was more enjoyable than the previous one and I think a large part of …

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Mar 01

Spitfire Review: Moments by Courtney Visser

Hello everyone. This Spitfire Review will be breaking from the norm. This is the first time I have interviewed a musician on my website. I am a fan of the buskers on the Southbank of the Thames and through them I attend several music gigs in and around London. I first encountered Courtney busking in …

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Feb 23

Spitfire Review: Shakespeare’s Globe

I am relentlessly curious about theatres in particular backstage. What is is like back there? Is it as glamorous as the rest of the theatre (that depends on the theatre in question) or it is basic? My only experience of working in the theatre was in my first year of university during my Writing for …

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