Category: Odds and Ends

This is a collection of posts that don't fit under the Writing Review or Inspiration category.

Sep 01

My novel Empty Nights is available now

Hello everyone, I’ve just finished the live video on my Facebook author page in which I dropped the link to my début novel Empty Nights.  I can’t link directly to the video but here is a link to my Facebook author page where you can find it. https://www.facebook.com/jackdowdswritingblog/ If you enjoy the book please take the time to …

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Aug 28

Guest post on Amanda Fleet’s website

Hello everyone, I’m delighted to say that that Amanda’s Fleet has kindly published a guest post by me on her website regarding perseverance as a writer and on my upcoming novel launch. You can read the post by clicking… here! I’ll like to give a big thank you to Amanda for this opportunity.      

Aug 21

Article in my local newspaper

Hello everyone, I received a phone call today from a reporter at the Newsshopper, my local newspaper. She was responding to a submission I sent them about covering the launch of my novel. I’m glad to say that they decided to publish the article. You can read it by copying and pasting the link below …

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Aug 15

I believe in the Book Fairies

Hey everyone, On Tuesday 14th August I was walking to work, lost in my own world when I discovered a book left by a group calling themselves The Book Fairies. The Book Fairies are a worldwide organisation that spread their love of books by leaving them as presents for strangers. They asked me to write …

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Aug 05

Empty Nights front cover reveal

Hello everyone, I’ve been sitting on this news for a while and I’m so glad I can finally share it. I can now reveal the front cover for my upcoming novel Empty Nights. This beautiful front cover was created by the talent Hedvig R.Z Sjöström. The links to their social media accounts are below. I …

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Jul 08

Preparations for novel launch

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. If you’ve been following me on social media or if you’re a loyal reader of this website you’ll know that I’m nearing completion on my novel, Empty Nights. As such, I’m now making preparations for the marketing and launch, arranging interviews, organising reviews, etc. The plan is …

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Jun 10

Spitfire Review: Living Literature Frankenstein

Today I’m reviewing something a little different. Instead of reviewing a novel or a film I’m reviewing a party I went to… a literacy party. Every year the School Of Advanced Studies at the University Of London throw a Living Literature party in which a famous novel is brought to life. In 2016 Senate House was …

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Apr 29

London oddities 2

Last year I published London Oddities (which you can read by clicking here) in which I explained some rather unusual facts about London. It was fun to research, fun to write and it received a positive feedback. Because it did so well I’d thought I’d write a part two. I hope you enjoy.

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Apr 01

April 1st: 100th post.

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a good day. This post is something of a landmark occasion for my website. It is the 100th post.

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Dec 03

Does Authorial Intent matter?

The concept of authorial intent is what the author meant to say in his or her work. What was the point? What were they trying to prove? What message were they trying to convey? For example the author of The Little Engine That Could  clearly wanted to convey the message “if you approach a task with a positive mind-set …

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