Fiction writer, freelance copywriter and journalist James's work is a taster of the output created by BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing students at UWE. To see samples from the whole cohort across a variety of disciplines and genres, please visit

Achievements & Experience

- Shortlisted for the 2020 Silk Prize
- Student representative at UWE, Bristol, 2019–20
- Named on the UWE, Bristol Dean's List for Academic Excellence, 2017–2019
- Deputy editor for motorsport news site ThePitCrewOnline since 2018, formerly editor-at-large and Formula E editor
- Blogger at Grapevine Grand Prix (2015) and The Booktrotting Blog (2015–17)
- Commended for the 2014 Brunner Award for Short Fiction


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Extract from 'The Stone King', Chapter 3

An extract from Chapter 3 of 'The Stone King', my final year Professional Portfolio Development project. 'The Stone King' is a fantasy novel about a young stablehand who must take on the King's soldiers to rescue his captured brother. Narrated by Jon Creffield.