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

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

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

5 reasons for my blog fail.


This may or may not have escaped your attention, but I haven’t written a blog for some considerable time. There are numerous reasons behind this dismal failure some of which … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Twitter isn’t the enemy, you are.


You can’t possibly have failed to notice that this last week has seen something of a furore around the subject of twitter trolls and the issue of what is and … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 18 Comments

How I discovered the most unique eBook marketing tactic ever.


My previous blog regarding eBook marketing generated a quite astonishing response and in doing so, inspired me take a fresh look at my own performance in an effort to examine … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 3 Comments