A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Why all writers are mad… sort of.


As a writer, you inevitably spend a good portion of your time alone. The process is after all, fairly solitary and in truth, that’s one of the great attractions. At … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Book signings? That’ll be a no…. mostly.


When I first became an author, one of the things I looked forward to was the opportunity to go on book tours. These, I imagined, would be huge affairs where … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

The rise of Udinese B – part 2


A few months ago I wrote a couple of blogs about the loan situation at Watford and the fact that it was causing so much angst to so many. Now, … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Martin Kemp to direct Top Dog!


Just a very brief post to inform all those who keep asking that Martin Kemp, best known for being pretty much everything from Spandau Ballet legend to star of The … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Today I have been brilliant. Tomorrow, maybe not.


I am by nature, staggeringly lazy. Yes, I know the evidence provided by my catalogue of work might suggest otherwise but the fact of the matter is that I am … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stephen Lawrence – the question no one dare ask.


I awoke this morning to the news that Doreen Lawrence, mother of the murdered teenaged Stephen Lawrence, is to meet the Home Secretary today to receive assurance that the two … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

The joy of Screenwriting. Honest guv.


The other day, whilst talking to someone about the process of writing, the subject turned to Top Dog and the task of adapting my own novel to the big screen. … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 3 Comments