A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Tag Archives: screenwriting

5 reasons why I love writing for older actors.


I shall, from the outset, put my cards on the table and say that I am, at least numerically speaking, old. 

I don’t feel old mind, and I certainly don’t … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 4 Comments

Writers: Are we our own worst enemies?


As you may or may not have noticed, my third feature, We Still Kill The Old Way, was released over Christmas. For reasons I won’t go into here, I haven’t … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 8 Comments

My year in film: 2014.


I forgot to do this in my blog yesterday so, since I’ve no intention of doing anything today other than watching movies, I thought I’d do a quick resume of … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

2014. What a year that was.


About an hour ago, I sat down with every intention of writing a review of the last twelve months of my life. However, the more I wrote, the more it … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

So someone wants to option your script…


As those who follow me on twitter may have noticed, following a meeting last week I had an option taken on a new script. This is obviously a very good … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Screenwriting: Why concept is king.


I was recently told by my agent that a very well-respected scriptwriter had just read one of my recent efforts and had told him that it was the best script … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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