A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Why ‘write what you know’ is the best advice you’ll ever hear.


In terms of advice handed to potential scribes, be they of the book or screenplay variety, ’write what you know’ is fairly standard fare. Ironically, it’s a piece of guidance … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

Screenwriting and the art of the opportunity.


A couple of weeks ago, whilst trawling through my hard drive searching for something I’d written an age ago, I stumbled across a folder which contained the first draft of … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why we love football.


As someone who frequently finds themselves in conversation with people from every end of pretty much every spectrum on which human life sits, I often find myself responding to questions … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Death of Football.


I am a football fan. This, dear reader, is a well documented fact. Now to some reading that, it will be natural to assume that if I’m not watching Sky … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 8 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

This Band of Brothers…


Today is the 6th of June. A date which in the history of the world, will forever hold a special significance. For it is of course, the anniversary of the … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 1 Comment