A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

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

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 authors can beat the Amazon trolls.


I love Amazon, it is amazing. Not simply for the fact that it offers brilliant prices on just about everything but because it’s where I sell most of my books. … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Writers, why your ideas are currency.


If you talk to any writer, they will tell you that their heads are, generally speaking, pretty fucked up. Not in the sense that they/we have some kind of mental … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

My miserable blogging performance.


Grovelling apologies for my lack of blogs lately. I could throw myself on your mercy and beg forgiveness but if you know anything about me, you’d know it wouldn’t be … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why today is the real test for EURO 2012.


So, it’s underway. Thus far the games have all been great and thankfully we’ve seen barely any of the racism that was so feared pre-tournament. What we have seen however, … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hillsborough. RIP the 96.


On this most awful of anniversary’s, please take a few moments to remember the 96 souls who died at Hillsborough 23 years ago today. I’ve written much about that fateful … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · Leave a comment