A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Why ‘write what you know’ is the best advice you’ll ever hear.


In terms of advice handed to potential scribes, be they of the book or screenplay variety, ’write what you know’ is fairly standard fare. Ironically, it’s a piece of guidance … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

Why Falklands veterans are at war, with Collymore.


Last weekend, ex-footballer and radio pundit Stan Collymore posted the tweet you can see on the left of this page. Now aside from being factually inaccurate, it is also offensive. … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 23 Comments

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

Why now more than ever, we must all show pride in the Poppy.


This blog was written two years ago. Sadly, in light of recent events involving allegations made that some of our major supermarkets and motorway service station operators have banned veterans … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 8 Comments

Finally… my next movie project goes public! Soldier, Soldier.


I am delighted and not a little relieved to finally release brief details of my next movie project. Provisionally entitled ‘Solider, Soldier’ it centres on the rehabilitation of a British … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

General Galtieri – my part in his downfall.


 I am a Falklands Veteran. Yes, that’s right, 33 years ago I was one of those brave  souls who headed south to drive the invading Argentinean scum off of our … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 9 Comments

An interview with author Dougie Brimson (warning: it’s long!)


I’ve posted this as a page on my blog but thought it might be useful to post it as a standard blog as I know some people have connections set … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment