A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

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

Everything you wanted to know about being the ex football hooligan author Dougie Brimson (but were afraid to ask)


As I sit here, pondering my navel and doing pretty much anything I can to avoid actually writing, I often stumble across things which not only make me laugh, but … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 1 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

My boring writers life…


A couple of years ago, in one of my very early blogs, I wrote about the idea of my writing my autobiography. Recently, on more than one occasion in fact, … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Writers, why your ideas are currency.


If you talk to any writer, they will tell you that their heads are, generally speaking, pretty fucked up. Not in the sense that they/we have some kind of mental … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

The real Olympic legacy?


OK, I’ll admit it. I’ve been consumed by Olympic fever. Not just because of the fantastic spectacle the games are providing (and I think the Paralympics are going to be … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Dear Daily Mail, an open letter from an ex-reader.


Dear Daily Mail, Re: the photograph on the left. As I type this, Britain is enjoying what will surely go down as one of the great events of the modern age. … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 3 Comments