Edinburgh Festival: I’m Breaking Up With You (it’s not you, it’s me)

I've been flying up to Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival for around ten years now. The festival and I have had a great, healthy, happy and productive relationship. We've laughed together, cried together, been awed by people's imaginations and felt cheated by others'. Witnessed brilliant ideas and winced at terrible ones. We've eaten lots of [...]

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Avoid Tangentville: Don’t Bore Me, Get to the Story

Now, either I'm becoming impatient when I read books or scripts or I've consumed a lot of stories lately that start well and then go off on a massive tangent. A tangent so far away from the clear thrust of the story that I'm suddenly sitting in a cafe on a busy, bustling High Street [...]