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

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 06

First drafts

How many drafts do you complete before you declare your work finished? How many times do you have to go over something until you get it right?

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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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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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