A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

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

If Carlsberg wrote book Reviews…


There has recently been a great deal of discussion amongst the publishing community about the subject of reader reviews and in particular some of the unsavoury practices being employed to … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Dear Daily Mail, an open letter from an ex-reader.


Dear Daily Mail, Re: the photograph on the left. As I type this, Britain is enjoying what will surely go down as one of the great events of the modern age. … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Why I’m the Forrest Gump of Lad-Lit (and a moan about EURO 2012)


As a writer who doesn’t exactly shy away from contact with the outside world, I receive a steady stream of emails from people asking me questions. These range from requests … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why I love my readers (and why their reviews are so important!)


Over the last couple of years you might have noticed that the world of the ebook has changed publishing out of all recognition. This is particularly true for mid-list authors … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 18 Comments

I’m a mid-list author and I earn my living by writing books that sell. What’s wrong with that?


I have an admission to make: my name is Dougie Brimson and I am a professional author. That isn’t as an introduction to some kind of warped writers anonymous group … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 10 Comments

Why this Thatcher fan will never vote Tory again.


It’s not often I write about politics but today, I have to make an exception. Quite why this compulsion has hit at this particular time is unclear as the decision … Continue reading

October 9, 2011 · 5 Comments