A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Screenwriting and the art of the opportunity.


A couple of weeks ago, whilst trawling through my hard drive searching for something I’d written an age ago, I stumbled across a folder which contained the first draft of … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why writers should embrace the blank page.


Ever since I have been writing, two things have been regularly thrown in my direction. The first is that at some point all writers get writers block, the second is … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 17 Comments

Author 1, Trolls 0.


A little under 18 months ago, I wrote a blog about my experiences with some trolls on the Amazon forums. I won’t go into too many details (if you want … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Pursuit of Violence.


I’m not usually one for taking part in online debates about writing, mostly because I’m not that clever. However, this week I’ve been involved in a fascinating discussion with a … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Merry Christmas folks…. but do we have to have it every year?


I read somewhere that the Christmas holidays are supposed to be a joyous time when we are all apparently meant to be… well, joyous. Given that my twitter and Facebook … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Indie author or not indie author. That is the question!


The other day, whilst talking about the subject of publishing, I was referred to as an indie-author and then asked if I was comfortable with the label. My response was … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

5 reasons for my blog fail.


This may or may not have escaped your attention, but I haven’t written a blog for some considerable time. There are numerous reasons behind this dismal failure some of which … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment