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

I’m a mid-list author and I earn my living by writing books that sell. What’s wrong with that?


I have an admission to make: my name is Dougie Brimson and I am a professional author. That isn’t as an introduction to some kind of warped writers anonymous group … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 10 Comments

The 80’s Bloke.


I need to make something clear from the outset; I am a male….a proper heterosexual one. I love football, anything with an engine, eat meat, drink alcohol (albeit occasionally) and … Continue reading

October 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

Things That Annoy Me (Part Three – Me!)


From ‘The Yob Laureate’ to names that are (or should be) unprintable on any kind of media, it’s fair to say that over the years, I have been tagged with … Continue reading

August 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

A far from ordinary life!


Not so long ago, someone contacted me and suggested that I should consider writing my autobiography. Primarily because I doubt anyone would actually be interested in what passes for my … Continue reading

July 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Do It Yourself…. go on, you know you can.


As a writer of a certain age and someone who is well known for telling things as I see them, it should not come as an surprise to learn that I … Continue reading

July 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

Men… stand your ground!


As a writer, I am often called upon to tackle subjects which could be deemed at best controversial and at worst, downright provocative. Similarly, as an observer of the male … Continue reading

July 7, 2010 · 4 Comments