A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Tag Archives: screenwriting

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

Screenwriting and the art of the opportunity.


A couple of weeks ago, whilst trawling through my hard drive searching for something I’d written an age ago, I stumbled across a folder which contained the first draft of … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why we love football.


As someone who frequently finds themselves in conversation with people from every end of pretty much every spectrum on which human life sits, I often find myself responding to questions … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Appeal of Clarkson.


I’ve had a few people contact me this morning asking me to explain the appeal of Jeremy Clarkson. Now it is indeed true that Jezza is something of a Marmite … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 6 Comments

Actors: smart, mad or just plain stupid.


Last year, I wrote a blog about the issue of people expecting writers to work for free. The blog, entitled So you want to be a professional writer, attracted numerous … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why the film world doesn’t owe you a living.


It is, as many people who work in film and TV will be acutely aware, award season. Or to put it another way, the time of the year when backs … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 17 Comments

The Death of Football.


I am a football fan. This, dear reader, is a well documented fact. Now to some reading that, it will be natural to assume that if I’m not watching Sky … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 8 Comments