August 23rd, 2017

Launching Your Book: How My First Novel Experience Can Help You

James Preston

“It’s all personal.”

      — Michael Corleone, The Godfather


We’ve all grown up with the image — finger over the button, second hand ticking down as a tense voice says — “3, 2, 1, 0. Blastoff!”

It’s such an iconic image.

I wanted to write about the launch process, because it’s […]

April 19th, 2013

WriterStrong: Adding Humor to Your Writing

Writers in the Storm welcomes back James R. Preston with tips on how–and when–to add humor to your WIP, no matter the genre. Here he is with a fun-filled Laugh? I Thought I’d Die WriterStrong post.

by James R. Preston

There’s this PI investigating a murder at a nudist camp in […]

July 13th, 2012

Slicing the Salami ~ When Is It DONE?

Writers in the Storm welcomes James R. Preston, mystery writer, for our Friday the 13th blog. Could be scary stuff, but personally, I think James is part comedy writer, and we couldn’t be luckier to have his help with a question we’ve all wrestled with.

Slicing the Salami Or, “When is It Done?”

by James […]

November 18th, 2011

One Approach to Genre Fiction, or “This Way to ‘The End’”

We’re happy to introduce you to James Preston, author of the award-winning Surf City Mysteries series. James’ wife, Nancy, encouraged Fae Rowen to write her first book. James encouraged Fae to go to the San Diego Writers Conference to learn how to write that first book. He shares his insight on how to get started […]