A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Writers: Are we our own worst enemies?


As you may or may not have noticed, my third feature, We Still Kill The Old Way, was released over Christmas. For reasons I won’t go into here, I haven’t … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 8 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

So, you want to be a professional writer.


When I first started out on what is laughingly called my writing career, I imagined that at some point, I would end up sitting somewhere warm doing pretty much sod … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great Game. Or not.


I am one of that lucky breed of individuals who has ended up doing a job, if you can call it that, which just happens to revolve around one of … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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