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

Mar 13

The right to be offended?

I think this is the closest I have come to writing a rant. Last year I worked as an assistant in a job centre. My job was to help members of the public complete forms, edit CVs and Covering Letters and to search for jobs on line. One day I entered the computer area and saw two …

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Feb 29

Five fictional characters inspired by real people

Some fictional characters are so incredible and outlandish, it is difficult to believe that they are based on real people. Yet, this is the case for some of our best loved characters.  Here are five famous characters and their real life inspirations.

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Feb 14

Lexical Gaps and Lacunas.

It is said that a child raised in England should be able to speak English fluently by the time they are twelve years old. The English Language is an incredibly hard language to master but it’s by no means the hardest. According to the BBC the hardest languages to learn for a native English speaker …

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Feb 12

Review: Star Wars Episode Seven The Force Awakens

Today is Star Wars Day (May 4) and what better time to review the latest Star Wars film Episode Seven The Force Awakens?  When I saw the film in the cinema last December I was amazed and now the DVD has been released. Be warned, the review below contains spoilers.

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Jan 31

Inspiration: Aldwych The Abandoned Tube Station

The first thing you notice about Aldwych station is its age. The ox blood bricks stands out against the city landscape. The surrounding buildings (mostly owned by King’s Collage London) are engraved with stone dragons and gargoyles, most of their walls are a sand colour making the station stick out like a spot of acne on an otherwise unblemished skin.

Jan 16

New Year’s Resolutions

I feel like this.

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Jan 02

Doctor Who’s The Husbands of River Song, Sherlock’s The Abominable Bride Review and The 2015 Annual Report

Happy New year! I hope you had a successful 2015 and wish you an even better 2016. For me the two TV highlights over the Christmas and New Year Season have been Doctor Who’s The Husbands of River Song and Sherlock’s The Abominable Bride. Let’s review: Be warned Major Spoilers below!

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Dec 23

Merry Christmas and Hibernation

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying the festive season with their family and friends.  We put the the Christmas tree and decorations last week so it feels like Christmas now. Some people say Christmas starts in December, other say it’s when you see the Coca Cola advert on TV, for me it’s when the …

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Dec 20

Fan Theories

Fan theories are theories made by fans (hence the name) about novels, TV shows or films that explain certain elements, solve plot holes or are more enjoyable that the official explanation. None of these theories are true but they are considered to be Headcannon by many fans and they’re a lot of fun to think …

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Nov 29

Canons

Let’s talk about Canons. By canon I don’t mean metal guns used to blast people into little pieces. I mean something official in a timeline of events.

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