A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Why ‘write what you know’ is the best advice you’ll ever hear.


In terms of advice handed to potential scribes, be they of the book or screenplay variety, ’write what you know’ is fairly standard fare. Ironically, it’s a piece of guidance … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Appeal of Clarkson.


I’ve had a few people contact me this morning asking me to explain the appeal of Jeremy Clarkson. Now it is indeed true that Jezza is something of a Marmite … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 6 Comments

Screenwriting: Is age discrimination an actual thing?


In my last blog (Why the film world doesn’t owe you a living) I made the point that as a 56 year old male, the chances of you ‘breaking through’ … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why the film world doesn’t owe you a living.


It is, as many people who work in film and TV will be acutely aware, award season. Or to put it another way, the time of the year when backs … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 17 Comments

Writers: Are we our own worst enemies?


As you may or may not have noticed, my third feature, We Still Kill The Old Way, was released over Christmas. For reasons I won’t go into here, I haven’t … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 8 Comments

2014. What a year that was.


About an hour ago, I sat down with every intention of writing a review of the last twelve months of my life. However, the more I wrote, the more it … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

My name is Dougie Brimson and I’m a Pantser!


The other day, I mentioned the subject of pantsing and have had a number of mails asking me what it’s all about. In essence, pantsing is a method of writing … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 4 Comments