James has written extensively for theatre, including complete productions Miracles at Short Notice ("a sophisticated treat" - Musical Talk), Tony Blair - the Musical ("the seeds are here for a much bigger production - here is talent to be nurtured" - The Stage) and one-man show The Rise and Fall of Deon Vonniget ("very funny…fantastically skewed" - The New York Times). He has contributed material to NewsRevue, Ealing Live! and Focus Theatre Company and has co-adapted children's book The Snow Spider for a highly musical and visual production with Io Theatre Company.

He conceived and co-wrote internet dramas Degrees of Separation and The Sitcom ("if you haven't already watched it you absolutely must" - The Guardian) and has been commissioned to write and adapt plays for BBC radio. He has written and directed several short films, most recently Purgatory for Talk to Rex productions; previous films include Beach (winner of both audience and jury awards in the Strawberry Shorts festival 2011) and Summer's End (winner of an Andrew Cross Award in 2006).

His first novel, More Tea, Jesus?, was published as an e-book in 2012. He also co-wrote Fringe, a tongue-in-cheek guide to the Edinburgh Fringe (published by Friday Books).

You can keep up with his more frequent and less agonised-over writings on his blog.