A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

How to bring your novel to life.


OK, I own up. The title to this blog is slightly misleading because if you were expecting a writing lesson, you are going to be disappointed. In fact, to be … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why I love my readers (and why their reviews are so important!)


Over the last couple of years you might have noticed that the world of the ebook has changed publishing out of all recognition. This is particularly true for mid-list authors … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 18 Comments

I Blame Telly. Really, I do!


In all the soul searching and hand wringing that has gone on since the riots that engulfed London, Birmingham and Manchester barely two weeks ago, little has been mentioned about … Continue reading

August 16, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Myth of Writers Block!


It’s not often I write anything about the process of writing because I tend to think that to do so would infer that I actually know what I am talking … Continue reading

July 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Safe Standing Debate


The other day, whilst listening to the great Adrian Durham on TalkSport I became slightly irritated. To be fair, TalkSport tends to do that to me these days which is one … Continue reading

June 24, 2011 · 5 Comments

Feminists Suck.


I won’t bother to list any of those here as some have already been tackled whilst others are on my ‘to do’ list. There is however, one subject I have … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

No More Mr Nice Guy.


The other day someone levelled an accusation at me. I have, apparently, mellowed. Initially, I dismissed this outrageous slur out of hand but as they pointed out, my blog, which … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · Leave a comment