A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

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

My Life as a Literary Leper…


As some of you will know, the Edinburgh Literary Festival is fast approaching. Regarded as possibly the foremost festival on the calendar, it brings together authors and ‘thinkers’ from across … Continue reading

August 9, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Joy of Farting…


It might not come as too much of a shock to hear that I am not an animal lover. Indeed, I would actually go so far as to say that … Continue reading

August 5, 2010 · 7 Comments

Safety First!


Whenever I am writing, there will inevitably come a point where an alarm bell rings. More often than not it will be heard once I’ve already written something and will … Continue reading

August 2, 2010 · 3 Comments

The long and the short of it…


 Someone asked me recently why I have begun blogging given that I write for a living. The truth, dear reader, is that it is a very good creative exercise. After … Continue reading

July 25, 2010 · 5 Comments

People…..


I doubt this will come of much of a surprise to anyone who has ever met me but the truth is that I am not exactly a ‘people’ person. It’s … Continue reading

July 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

The ‘art’ of writing.


Of the numerous emails that land in my inbox, a good number involve the issue of advice. Recently, well since I’ve been blogging anyway, these mails have actually been for … Continue reading

July 9, 2010 · 3 Comments