James has written extensively for theatre, collaborating on Io Theatre Company's adaptations of The Snow Spider and A Christmas Carol, and on their forthcoming biographical drama The Confessions of Fanny Cradock. He wrote the book and lyrics for his musicals Infants, Miracles at Short Notice ("a sophisticated treat" - MusicalTalk), Tony Blair - the Musical (which received a commendation for best book in the MTM:UK Edinburgh Musical Awards) and one-man show The Rise and Fall of Deon Vonniget ("very funny…fantastically skewed" - The New York Times).
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 Death Sentence (which premiered at the 2nd Film Noir Festival in Paris this year) and A Cake for Jim Broadbent (winner of best London filmmaker in Wimbledon Shorts 2013).
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 (Friday Books). He has written articles for the Huffington Post but more often (albeit not very often) his ramblings can be found on his blog.