A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Screenwriting: Why concept is king.


I was recently told by my agent that a very well-respected scriptwriter had just read one of my recent efforts and had told him that it was the best script … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Screenwriting – Why you should take notice of dreams.


As a writer, one of the questions I am most frequently asked is how I get my ideas. This is of course, a perfectly reasonable question and my standard answer … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

A writers life. The agony of waiting.


Those who know me will be well aware that I am by nature, lazy. To me, all work is hard work and any effort, an effort. As a consequence, when … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 4 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

The time for football’s lip service is over. Why and how fans must force change.


From the issue of safe standing to the Justice for the 96 campaign, there has been much talk recently of the lack of supporter involvement in football. More specifically, discussions … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Folly of David Moyes.


It cannot possibly have escaped your attention that Manchester United sacked their manager David Moyes this week. Similarly, it cannot have escaped your attention that he has been replaced by … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top Dog – movie trailer released.


Just a very brief note to say that the trailer for Top Dog has finally been released and you can view it right here! The movie will his the screens at … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment