A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

My year in film: 2014.


I forgot to do this in my blog yesterday so, since I’ve no intention of doing anything today other than watching movies, I thought I’d do a quick resume of … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

From novel to screen – The joy of adaptation.


With Top Dog heading for release on Monday, the PR machine has been running at full speed and one question which has repeatedly cropped up is how I found the process … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

5 reasons why adapting your own novel for the screen is a great idea.


*This blog was written a few months ago but with the film done, dusted and heading for release, I thought it worth posting again because.* As I sit here typing … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 6 Comments

Today I have been brilliant. Tomorrow, maybe not.


I am by nature, staggeringly lazy. Yes, I know the evidence provided by my catalogue of work might suggest otherwise but the fact of the matter is that I am … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment