A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Things That Annoy Me (Part 6 – Waiting)


I am, by nature, something of a fatalist. To me, everything really does happen for a reason and if something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen no matter what … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

So, you want to be a professional writer.


When I first started out on what is laughingly called my writing career, I imagined that at some point, I would end up sitting somewhere warm doing pretty much sod … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to bring your novel to life.


OK, I own up. The title to this blog is slightly misleading because if you were expecting a writing lesson, you are going to be disappointed. In fact, to be … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

The one fact all authors should know about eBook marketing.


Writing is, by its very nature, an odd profession. After all, if you strip it back to basics it involves spending most of your time on your own making up … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 11 Comments

If you want to write, write! (but here’s why you mustn’t ask me to read it).


In my last blog I made the point that in my humble opinion, everyone has the ability to write a book. All they needed was the time and the commitment … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Everything you wanted to know about being the ex football hooligan author Dougie Brimson (but were afraid to ask)


As I sit here, pondering my navel and doing pretty much anything I can to avoid actually writing, I often stumble across things which not only make me laugh, but … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 1 Comment