Dougie Brimson

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In recent years, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has emerged as one of the most diverse writers in Britain.

Perhaps best known for penning the multi-award winning feature Green Street, his writing career began in 1996 when after 18 years service with the RAF, he co-authored the best-selling non-fiction work Everywhere We Go. A book that remains essential reading for anyone with an interest in the culture of English football.

A further 14 books have followed including the crime thriller The Crew which topped the Amazon sports book download charts for two years following its publication in eBook format and the comedy Wings of a Sparrow which after a successful electronic release, was issued in print.

In 2003 Dougie made the move into screenwri
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Dougie Brimson Hi Jon,

To be honest, I never actually set out to be a writer but simply spotted a gap in the market and thought I would go for it. But it was with a…more
Hi Jon,

To be honest, I never actually set out to be a writer but simply spotted a gap in the market and thought I would go for it. But it was with a non-fiction book about a subject on which I was very well versed.

Ironically, I've only recently begun to write about the military, albeit in screenplay form.

One thing I will say is that a background in the military definitely helps as it instills in you the discipline every writer needs to see the work through.

Hope that helps in some way.(less)
Dougie Brimson I'm one of these authors who doesn't believe in writers block. I think it's either laziness or a failure to accept that either something isn't working…moreI'm one of these authors who doesn't believe in writers block. I think it's either laziness or a failure to accept that either something isn't working or you're just not a good enough writer to pull it off.

Yes, of course there are times when I struggle with something but to combat that, I always have two projects on the go at the same time, both of which will be totally different from the other. That way, you can just switch from one to the other and use a different part of your creative brain for a while.

That might not work for everyone, but it works for me, and that's really all that matters. (less)
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“When you lived on the wrong side of the law, information, however vague or apparently meaningless, was everything. It gave you leverage. And leverage was power.”
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“He hated hospitals, hated them. The stench of Domestos and death seemed to linger in his nostrils and on his clothes for weeks, as if to remind him of something bad. It was even rare to find a tasty nurse these days. Most of the ones he'd seen this afternoon had been as ugly as sin.”
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“When you lived on the wrong side of the law, information, however vague or apparently meaningless, was everything. It gave you leverage. And leverage was power.”
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“When leaving the ground, our ears were assaulted by language that you wouldn’t normally hear on a building site. In fact, most people in construction wouldn’t normally swear in public or in front of children. It appeared to me that the men in their twenties using these words were doing so on purpose, perhaps to make themselves appear ‘hard’ amongst other Millwall supporters, or to intimidate the opposition. But looking at them, they were pigeon chested and weak armed, and I suspected their use of foul language was intended to boost their stature to compensate for their lack of physical strength”
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Dougie Brimson Andy wrote: "Thank you for accepting me on Goodreads Dougie :)"

The pleasure is all mine Andy. Thanks for starting the fan group! I'm humbled by the sentiment but I think my being the second person to join would be a bit sad! :-D

Anything I can ever do though....


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Andy Thank you for accepting me on Goodreads Dougie :)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Dougie Brimson Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Dougie. Your views on the importance of reviews are in perfect synch with mine."

Thanks Cheryl. I think it's increasingly important to involve readers in our work for all kinds of reasons. Not least that they help sell books!

Spread the word I say!


Cheryl Landmark I'm not much of a fan of football, but your book "Top Dog" sounds interesting and I've put it on my wish-list.


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Dougie. Your views on the importance of reviews are in perfect synch with mine.


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