A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Funny is as funny does.


For some reason, I seem to get asked an awful lot of questions. Most are inevitably linked to writing or football but others range from requests to be introduced to … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Pursuit of Violence.


I’m not usually one for taking part in online debates about writing, mostly because I’m not that clever. However, this week I’ve been involved in a fascinating discussion with a … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

How to create characters (according to me!)


I was asked this morning how I come up with names for my characters and since I haven’t blogged for a while I thought it might be an idea to … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Goodbye 2013… You were the year that was!


So that’s it, almost done. Another year, another 12 months of highs and lows which when bundled together, forge the latest instalment of the soap opera that is my life. … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

Top Dog – done and almost dusted.


  So that’s that. Whilst there are still a couple of days filming to go, to all intents and purposes my role as the writer of the movie adaptation of … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

5 reasons why adapting your own novel for the screen is a great idea.


*This blog was written a few months ago but with the film done, dusted and heading for release, I thought it worth posting again because.* As I sit here typing … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 6 Comments