I’m 26 and I like games. I currently work in a games shop, so I’m pretty much surrounded by games at home and at work, which is great. I’ve been playing games since I was about seven or eight I suppose, when I first saw Sonic running.
Aside from games I’m also a musician, having written and recorded a full-length album, a feature film score and two documentary soundtracks. You can hear my music in the Music page. I have a degree in English Literature with Broadcast Media and I’m a qualified English teacher.
About The Collected Writings of James Newton
Prosody.co.uk has been around for a long time – about five years in fact, as this humorous WayBack Machine link proves – but in 2005 I introduced a blog to the site to move away from my free MSN Space, which I’d been using as a blog for games thoughts and so on.
I was getting increasingly annoyed at the way I separated aspects of my life and creativity, so decided it would be better to include it all in one site. I couldn’t think of a witty title that said “this is everything I’ve done”, so I decided on “The Collected Writings of James Newton”. It’s a bit boring so it fits me fine.
When I write about games I get more subscribers, but the site’s also about embracing folly, different aspects of yourself and the promise of good intentions – the (accidentally deleted!) Virtual Tour is a good example of this. I have creative writing here, music, photos, videos and all sorts of things. I’m not arrogant enough to suggest that my readers come here for me, but I do think my take on everything – particularly some of my “intelligent gaming” articles – is interesting and relevant.
If you want to get in contact with me you can leave a comment on any post, and I’ll try to get in touch as soon as possible!