Tag: Writer

Five Year Website anniversary

Five Year Website anniversary

Happy anniversary! Hello everyone. I wish we could celebrate this milestone under better circumstances.  Five years ago today I created and published my first post on this website. I won’t go into too much detail about that moment because I spoke about it not that long ago in February when I celebrated by one hundred …

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Review: Boudica at Shakespeare’s Globe

Review: Boudica at Shakespeare’s Globe

Earlier this summer I attended a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe. You can find my review here, although traditionalists of Shakespeare met the performance with raised eyebrows I thought it was entertaining, well-acted and thoroughly enjoyable. A few weeks ago, I watched Boudica also being performed  at Shakespeare’s Globe. Although Boudica …

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Top five stolen ideas

Top five stolen ideas

Have you heard the saying “Good writers borrow, great writers steal”? According to my research it’s an Oscar Wilde quote but another website says its a rewording of a Picasso quote “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” Another website says that the original quote is from T S Elliot, “Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal”.

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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Neil Gaiman- Short Story Master Class.

Neil Gaiman- Short Story Master Class.

I’ve never met a famous writer before, a celebrity writer. It turns out they are just like normal people. Almost. Neil Gaiman walks into our Short Story Master Class  (in the Waterstones at Piccadilly Circus) and everyone falls silent. He looks exactly like he does online or in the photos of one of his books, minus the …

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Five explanations and solutions to procrastination

Five explanations and solutions to procrastination

I am an amazing procrastinator. It’s taken me a week to pen the first draft of this blog post. Why? I’ve been settling into a new job, true but it’s not that. I’ve made myself find other things to do. Why? I don’t know. I always enjoy writing blog posts and working on my stories. …

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Welcome to Jack Dowd’s Writing Blog.

Welcome to Jack Dowd’s Writing Blog.

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. For any newcomers, or anyone who has just forgotten, I’m Jack Dowd, I’m twenty one years old and I’ve just finished a Creative Writing degree (BA Hons) at London South Bank University. I’ve been working on various projects (See publications at the top of this page) submitting short …

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