Category: Writing posts

This is a list of all my writing related posts.

Mar 10

Five first drafts of famous characters

Last month I wrote two website posts on “Firsts”. They were first drafts of famous novels and first drafts of famous films which you can read by clicking on their titles. Whilst researching these articles I found so much interesting information that I had enough content for a third post. This will be the last …

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Feb 24

First drafts of famous films

Last time we looked at first draft of famous novels including Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If you haven’t read that article, you can do do so by clicking here. Today we’re looking at the first draft of famous films!

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Feb 10

First drafts of famous novels

Before I published my first novel in September the pinned tweet on my Twitter account was First drafts are allowed to suck. I think that the point of a first draft is to exist so the author can improve upon it. Often than not the first draft is almost unrecognisable from the finished article. The …

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Jan 20

Five Fans who have directly influenced works

There has been, and forever will be, a unique and complex relationship between writers and their fans. A writer promises to create worlds and characters for the audience to cherish and promises to maintain the quality of their work, if not improve upon it. In return, fans promise to read the writer’s work and support …

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Jan 01

2019 goals

Welcome to 2019! 2018 was a big year for me. As I said in my last post it was the best year of my life. So how am I going to top it this year? True, I’m not publishing a novel this year. I still don’t think I have the energy built up for another …

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Dec 01

Winner of NaNoWriMo 2018

Hello everyone, The date today is December the first which means that NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month has just finished. I am pleased to report that I met my target of writing 50,000 words within thirty days. I now have a file called Ghost Train v0 (version zero or draft zero) saved on my laptop …

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Nov 01

Start of NaNoWriMo

Hello everyone, Today is November the first and it is the beginning of NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month and the aim of the project is for writers to write up to 50,000 words in thirty days. To many non writers that sounds impossible but when you break it down it’s 1666 …

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Oct 14

Camden Fringe review – 2018

Hello everyone, Throughout the month of August, the area of Camden and several locations beyond it, play host to a variety of shows that form the Camden Fringe Festival. I’ll admit that the timing of  Camden Fringe this year couldn’t be worse for me. August was my promotional month for Empty Nights and as a …

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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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Jun 24

Twin films

You may have noticed that occasionally two films are released in close proximity of each other that share the same premise. Its almost as if two separate production teams were given the same idea to work from. This is called the Twin film phenomenon are there are several reasons it occurs. Stolen ideas – Although ideas are stolen and copied it …

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