A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Category Archives: social media

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

The rise of UKIP and the one fact people seem to be avoiding.


It’s not often I’ll blog on the subject of politics because generally speaking, I’ve no real interest in debating my personal beliefs with other people. However, as a Falklands veteran … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 10 Comments

Funny is as funny does.


For some reason, I seem to get asked an awful lot of questions. Most are inevitably linked to writing or football but others range from requests to be introduced to … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Band of Brothers…


Today is the 6th of June. A date which in the history of the world, will forever hold a special significance. For it is of course, the anniversary of the … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Why Falklands veterans are at war, with Collymore.


Last weekend, ex-footballer and radio pundit Stan Collymore posted the tweet you can see on the left of this page. Now aside from being factually inaccurate, it is also offensive. … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 23 Comments

Are you an author, a screenwriter or simply a writer?


Yesterday, I made a comment that the difference between being an author and being a screenwriter is the same as the difference between an immaculate conception and an egg donation. … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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