Tag: Jack Dowd

One year anniversary: Empty Nights

One year anniversary: Empty Nights

When I woke up this morning I discovered an interesting notification on my Facebook account. One year ago today, your video “Empty Nights Launch” was published. A year ago today I published my first novel, Empty Nights. It’s hard to believe that an whole year as past since that day. The date, September 1st 2018, …

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Reflections on 2018

Reflections on 2018

I had a conversation with my friends the other day about what the best and worst year of our lives were. My worst year was 2011. I was in sixth form, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, I had little plans for the future and the present consisted of me stuck in …

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Brixton Book Jam 2018

Brixton Book Jam 2018

Hello everyone, Last night I read the opening chapter of Empty Nights at the Brixton BookJam. It was a fantastic evening. The organisers were brilliant, the crowd was fantastic and a great night was had by all. The Brixton BookJam is held on the first Monday of March, June, October and December. I recommend that you all …

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Preparations for novel launch

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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Fiftieth Post

Fiftieth Post

This website has been running for just over a year and has reached fifty posts. This post is just to mark the occasion. You might have seen this tweet I created a while back… Yes, I have ideas for future posts planned for the next twelve months. Apart from last minute posts such as reviewing a best seller, …

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Word count and end of the first draft

Word count and end of the first draft

It’s time to answer the lifelong question… is bigger better? The longest book I could find is called In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust and is 1,267,069 words/3,031 pages/9,609,000 characters. I think the longest book I’ve read is Lord of the Rings The Complete Series which is 455125 words (or there about). I …

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