The Word Doctor Presents...


About Fiction First Aid

Fiction First Aid is a creative writing and literacy consultancy for primary and secondary schools with a difference

These tailor-made workshops and writing programmes are developed with each school to identify the specific literacy needs of the children. Led by The Word Doctor and delivered through exciting drama and story-telling, with the aid of interactive exercises and stimulating resources, Fiction First Aid is sure to capture the imagination of our next generation of writers.

Whether writing is suffering from a lack of imagination or overly descriptive prose - whatever the symptom - Fiction First Aid will work in close partnership with your school to find the cure.


About The Word Doctor

James Cole is a creative writer enthusiastic about fostering a love for reading and writing amongst children of all ages

With over five years' experience of working in junior and secondary schools, and two years teaching creative writing modules at the University of Southampton, James has combined a developing writing career with inspiring others to unlock their imaginations and put pen to paper. Whilst completing his PhD studies, he has led numerous writing workshops, held the post of Writer in Residence on various community and school projects, and created live literature opportunities for the local area.


  • Fully CRB-checked
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • BA English Literature
  • MA Creative Writing
  • PhD English Literature and Creative Writing