A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Screenwriting – Why you should take notice of dreams.


As a writer, one of the questions I am most frequently asked is how I get my ideas. This is of course, a perfectly reasonable question and my standard answer … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

The time for football’s lip service is over. Why and how fans must force change.


From the issue of safe standing to the Justice for the 96 campaign, there has been much talk recently of the lack of supporter involvement in football. More specifically, discussions … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are you an author, a screenwriter or simply a writer?


Yesterday, I made a comment that the difference between being an author and being a screenwriter is the same as the difference between an immaculate conception and an egg donation. … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Author 1, Trolls 0.


A little under 18 months ago, I wrote a blog about my experiences with some trolls on the Amazon forums. I won’t go into too many details (if you want … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 2 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

Indie author or not indie author. That is the question!


The other day, whilst talking about the subject of publishing, I was referred to as an indie-author and then asked if I was comfortable with the label. My response was … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why all writers are mad… sort of.


As a writer, you inevitably spend a good portion of your time alone. The process is after all, fairly solitary and in truth, that’s one of the great attractions. At … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 3 Comments