A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

The joy of Screenwriting. Honest guv.


The other day, whilst talking to someone about the process of writing, the subject turned to Top Dog and the task of adapting my own novel to the big screen. … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Watford FC: so close but thankfully so far.


OK, the dust has settled so my thoughts on yesterday and Watfords trip to Wembley for the richest game in football, for what they’re worth. As a Watford fan, it … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why part of me hopes Watford don’t win promotion to the EPL.


I am, as many people will know, a Watford supporter. And as anyone who follows the great game will know, this coming weekend could well see my little club return … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

How NOT to sell your eBook.


This morning, whilst staring out of the window at the white-out that karma is continuing to inflict on me to keep me off my motorbike as punishment for my former ill-deeds, it … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The one fact all authors should know about eBook marketing.


Writing is, by its very nature, an odd profession. After all, if you strip it back to basics it involves spending most of your time on your own making up … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 11 Comments

Authors need love too (and a bit of help sometimes).


As a twitter obsessive (@dougiebrimson if you didn’t know) I see a lot of tweets relating to both writing and publishing many of which contain links to articles or blogs. Generally these … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments