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. Daily Writing Routine — 8 comments
  3. Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — 8 comments
  4. Symbolism — 8 comments
  5. 1st place in Metamorphose Science Fiction Short Story Competition. — 5 comments

Author's posts

Dec 12

Doctor Who series Nine review

The ninth series of Doctor Who has just finished and I thought I’ll add my voice to the mix. This is a review of series nine and not just the final episode. As such there will be major spoilers so be warned.

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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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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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Nov 01

Do you write Fan Fiction?

Fan Fiction. Fiction written about a franchise by fans instead of the actual authors. Fan Fiction has something of a bad reputation among the general public. It’s often poorly written, has unrealistic plots, and the fans can be obsessive and argumentative about their work. I don’t think that’s a completely fair overview of Fan Fiction. …

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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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