A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Things That Annoy Me (Part 6 – Waiting)


I am, by nature, something of a fatalist. To me, everything really does happen for a reason and if something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen no matter what … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Why all writers are mad… sort of.


As a writer, you inevitably spend a good portion of your time alone. The process is after all, fairly solitary and in truth, that’s one of the great attractions. At … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

How I discovered the most unique eBook marketing tactic ever.


My previous blog regarding eBook marketing generated a quite astonishing response and in doing so, inspired me take a fresh look at my own performance in an effort to examine … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

The rise and rise of Udinese B (better known as Watford FC)


I am a Watford fan. That’s not an admission of guilt, it’s a fact. One of which I am especially proud and always have been. Now as some of you will … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

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