A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

My year in film: 2014.


I forgot to do this in my blog yesterday so, since I’ve no intention of doing anything today other than watching movies, I thought I’d do a quick resume of … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Screenwriting – Why you should take notice of dreams.


As a writer, one of the questions I am most frequently asked is how I get my ideas. This is of course, a perfectly reasonable question and my standard answer … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

From novel to screen – The joy of adaptation.


With Top Dog heading for release on Monday, the PR machine has been running at full speed and one question which has repeatedly cropped up is how I found the process … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top Dog – movie trailer released.


Just a very brief note to say that the trailer for Top Dog has finally been released and you can view it right here! The movie will his the screens at … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are you an author, a screenwriter or simply a writer?


Yesterday, I made a comment that the difference between being an author and being a screenwriter is the same as the difference between an immaculate conception and an egg donation. … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Indie author or not indie author. That is the question!


The other day, whilst talking about the subject of publishing, I was referred to as an indie-author and then asked if I was comfortable with the label. My response was … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Men are from Mars, women just want Mars. And perhaps a Twix.


There’s a great deal of talk in the media today about a survey which claims that almost a quarter of all women would rather give up sex than chocolate. The … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 1 Comment