A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

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

Top Dog – done and almost dusted.


  So that’s that. Whilst there are still a couple of days filming to go, to all intents and purposes my role as the writer of the movie adaptation of … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

5 reasons for my blog fail.


This may or may not have escaped your attention, but I haven’t written a blog for some considerable time. There are numerous reasons behind this dismal failure some of which … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Book signings? That’ll be a no…. mostly.


When I first became an author, one of the things I looked forward to was the opportunity to go on book tours. These, I imagined, would be huge affairs where … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

The rise of Udinese B – part 2


A few months ago I wrote a couple of blogs about the loan situation at Watford and the fact that it was causing so much angst to so many. Now, … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The joy of Screenwriting. Honest guv.


The other day, whilst talking to someone about the process of writing, the subject turned to Top Dog and the task of adapting my own novel to the big screen. … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Watford FC: so close but thankfully so far.


OK, the dust has settled so my thoughts on yesterday and Watfords trip to Wembley for the richest game in football, for what they’re worth. As a Watford fan, it … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment