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 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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Sep 06

Metamorphose Fundraising

Hello Everyone, A few weeks back I announced that Metamorphose had decided to award my short story “Sher’s Wood” first place in their Science Fiction Category (due out in November). Their fundraising campaign has been restarted and since they have helped me in regards to editing and promotion I wanted to explain the work they …

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Sep 05

Metamorphose: Featured Author

Exciting news! Yesterday (04/09/2015) Metamorphose posted a lovely article about me and my previous successes to promote the launch of their first issue (due out in November).

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Aug 30

Top Ten Urban Legends, Mysteries and Conspiracy Theories

One the most common questions writers are asked is where do you get your ideas from? The answer is anywhere and everywhere. Anything can spark an idea, a clipping in a newspaper, an overheard conversation or perhaps a well-known mystery, legend or theory. These ideas give writers a lot of wiggle room as the line …

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Jul 17

1st place in Metamorphose Science Fiction Short Story Competition.

Fantastic news. My short story “Sher’s Wood” will be published in the first issue of Metamorphose this November.  I’ll also be the featured author on their website on 4 September.

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Jul 14

I finished my Creative Writing Degree with a 2:1.

Great news everyone. I’ve finished my Creative Writing course (BA Hons) with a 2:1. In September of 2012 I started my Creative Writing Course at London South Bank University. In my sixth form I was the only self-proclaimed writer, now I was amongst a group of likeminded individuals. You can image my feelings on my …

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Jul 12

Keeping Track

How do you keep track of your writing projects? Do you have a computer file with a list of the current condition of  each project? Maybe you have your writing in paper form around the house somewhere? Maybe you just have it all in your head. How do you keep track of how far you are …

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Jun 28

Five explanations and solutions to procrastination

I am an amazing procrastinator. It’s taken me a week to pen the first draft of this blog post. Why? I’ve been settling into a new job, true but it’s not that. I’ve made myself find other things to do. Why? I don’t know. I always enjoy writing blog posts and working on my stories. …

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Jun 10

Does life imitate art or is it the other way around?

It’s a big and complicated question. In the red corner stands Aristotle who says “…art partly completes what nature cannot bring to a finish, and partly imitates her.” In the blue corner is Oscar Wilde who says in The Decay of Lying that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. It’s like the …

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