A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

So, you want to be a professional writer.


When I first started out on what is laughingly called my writing career, I imagined that at some point, I would end up sitting somewhere warm doing pretty much sod … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 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

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

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

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

How authors can beat the Amazon trolls.


I love Amazon, it is amazing. Not simply for the fact that it offers brilliant prices on just about everything but because it’s where I sell most of my books. … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 2 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