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 23

Adaptations

Adapting a book to a film can be a very difficult process. Not everything is going to reach the final script, you have to choose what to keep, what to ignore and where to add your own bits in. Sometimes it can be a masterpiece or it could become a disaster. Let’s talk about it…

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Nov 23

Review Spectre

There’s been a lot of hype around the latest James Bond film Spectre (admittedly not as much as Skyfall) and I’ve just seen it in cinema. Here is a spoiler free review. Enjoy!

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Nov 08

Superfans

Fans. Not appliances to keep ourselves cool. I mean admirers, fanatics, devotees, enthusiasts, groupies. For many of us our fanbase (if you can call it that) consists of family members, friends and loved ones. People we know. Celebrities on the other hand have fans they have never met or even know exist. Some of these …

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Nov 03

Two publications now available

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed Halloween. I’ve had two short stories published in separate magazines that are now available to download or order.

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Oct 25

Review: Age of Ultron

You might have noticed that we’re in the middle of a Superhero craze. Marvel started the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) in which some of their biggest heroes such as Iron Man and Captain America are brought to life on the screen. DC created Man of Steel and are following that with Batman vs Superman before …

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Oct 18

On Uni

You hear a lot of horror stories about University and some of those stories are true. I knew a friend of a friend who spent £1994 in Wetherspoons over the period of two nights. Needless to say he dropped out of Uni soon afterwards. The media portrays events like this all the time In films …

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Oct 11

Literacy Locations in London

London is ancient. The Romans built a settlement sometime after 43AD and called it Londinium but historians argue there is evidence of a town before that.  Currently London is home to 8.63 million people and is the setting of countless stories.  I’ve visited the location of three well known stories set in London to see …

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Oct 04

How to create a pen name

Last week I stumbled across this article on Facebook. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/yifen-chou-white-author-uses-asian-pen-name-because-it-helps-him-get-published-more-often-10490578.html It’s about writer Michael Derrick Hudson who wrote under the pseudonym Yi-Fen Chou in order to have his work published in an anthology. Writers using pseudonyms isn’t uncommon but why did Yi-Fen Chou cause such controversy?

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Sep 27

Review: Doctor Who Series Nine Episode Two; The Witch’s Familiar

What did you think of episode two of Doctor Who: The Witch’s Familiar? On the whole I enjoyed it, a few nit picks but nothing that distracted me too much. I’m going to discuss it in detail but be warned I will be mentioning SPOILERS from the first two episodes. Just to note, I won’t …

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Sep 20

Review: Doctor Who Series Nine Episode One The Magician’s Apprentice

This is the first of my review posts. In these posts I’ll be reviewing recently released books, films and Television shows and discussing them, good points and bad. I’ll try and keep these reviews spoiler free and if I can’t I’ll be sure to place a warning. I won’t be speculating on what I think …

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