A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Stephen Lawrence – the question no one dare ask.


I awoke this morning to the news that Doreen Lawrence, mother of the murdered teenaged Stephen Lawrence, is to meet the Home Secretary today to receive assurance that the two … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Why part of me hopes Watford don’t win promotion to the EPL.


I am, as many people will know, a Watford supporter. And as anyone who follows the great game will know, this coming weekend could well see my little club return … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

The rise and rise of Udinese B (better known as Watford FC)


I am a Watford fan. That’s not an admission of guilt, it’s a fact. One of which I am especially proud and always have been. Now as some of you will … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 10 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

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

Happy days!


Yes, you read that right… I am indeed happy! The reason for this astonishing change in my mood is that I have finally finished work on my 15th book, Wings … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · 1 Comment