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James is a freelance writer and editor. He is the author of two novels, The Wrong Story and An Other’s Look (which is in the process of being published). He is currently working on his third novel. He has had a number of short stories and flash fiction published as well as a travelogue of his journey through Central America. He is a Real Writers prizewinner, a Carers UK prizewinner and was highly commended in British Fantasy Society short story awards. He is also on the BBC’s promising writers list for audio drama.

James provides structural and developmental editing for fiction writers; creative writing mentoring for unpublished writers; and develops and facilitates creative writing workshops.

James has a Masters degree from the University of
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The Wrong Story

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(James writes a monthly column for The Gudgeon. Each month, the previous month’s article is archived.) December, 2018 Bah! That’s what I used to say to Christmas. Humbug! An annual mugging of my hard-earned moolah. Decorations? Boughs of holly? Spare … Continue reading →
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