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

Hello 2014: Time to start growing old disgracefully.


In a little over a week, I will be 55 years old. Fifty bloody five! To some reading this, such an age will be considered not just old, but ancient. … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas folks…. but do we have to have it every year?


I read somewhere that the Christmas holidays are supposed to be a joyous time when we are all apparently meant to be… well, joyous. Given that my twitter and Facebook … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Missing in action.


As a few people might have noticed, I have been missing in action of late. Well, at least when it comes to blogging. I won’t go into the reasons why … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

How to bring your novel to life.


OK, I own up. The title to this blog is slightly misleading because if you were expecting a writing lesson, you are going to be disappointed. In fact, to be … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Authors need love too (and a bit of help sometimes).


As a twitter obsessive (@dougiebrimson if you didn’t know) I see a lot of tweets relating to both writing and publishing many of which contain links to articles or blogs. Generally these … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments