A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Tag Archives: self publishing

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

Why writers should embrace the blank page.


Ever since I have been writing, two things have been regularly thrown in my direction. The first is that at some point all writers get writers block, the second is … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 17 Comments

The Great Game. Or not.


I am one of that lucky breed of individuals who has ended up doing a job, if you can call it that, which just happens to revolve around one of … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top Dog – movie trailer released.


Just a very brief note to say that the trailer for Top Dog has finally been released and you can view it right here! The movie will his the screens at … Continue reading

April 23, 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

Merry Christmas folks…. but do we have to have it every year?


I read somewhere that the Christmas holidays are supposed to be a joyous time when we are all apparently meant to be… well, joyous. Given that my twitter and Facebook … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments