Author. Imaginist. Creator of Worlds.
Welcome to the Nexus!
David Earl Whitaker is a multi-genre author whose first book, "Flight of the Nosoi," is currently in search of an agent or publisher. He has several other works in progress.
From this Nexus, you can visit the world of Nosoi, or you can catch a glimpse though the portals to several others. Many ways are barred to mere mortals, but, in time, the barriers will break down so exploration can begin.
last weekend, I had a surprisingly amazing opportunity. Going with my middle boy’s scout troop, we spent an overnight on the USS Cobia, a WWII Gato class submarine. Almost fully functional, we got a three hour tour of the boat from guide, stuff the kids into torpedo tubes, maneuvered the 40mm deck gun, and gawked […]
Recovering from CONvergence this week. One of the highlights was the dealers room where various forms of fandom and fantasy art or books or random objects can be purchased. This year I connected with a couple of artists who may be able to help me visual some of the characters and scenes in my books. […]
Next weekend I’ll be at CONvergence, an excellent gaming and fandom convention hosted in downtown Minneapolis. Looking forward to some tabletop, some cosplay, and attending panels. Maybe I’ll see you there!
I decided to take a class on YA novels, even though none of my works fit neatly into that bucket. It was a great experience, and gave me several useful insights into teen characters as I include them in my adult fiction. Thanks to Nicole Kronzer, author of Unscripted and teacher of the Scrivener classes, […]
We’re finally out of the ancient history of Kalu, my worldbuilding project with Mark. The second ice age and the fall of the tyrants are behind us, and it’s time for the ten-thousdand years leading into the modern era to be fleshed out. Very fun and exciting developments. The project is still a framework, primarily, […]
Perusing the class list at The Loft, I decided to take Nicole Kronzer’s YA Novel class. I still can’t decide if I want to commit to making The Way YA, or keep it as adult fiction. I’m hoping that class will help me decide. I also signed up for the summer writers group in July […]
Had an amazing weekend at Minicon 55. It’s a small sci-fi and fandom con head in a Minneapolis suburb, and yes, there have been 55 of them. Connected with a couple of authors launching and pre-launching books, attended a few panels, including one about mentioning the unmentionables in fiction. Reconnected with Jeff Lee Johnson, the […]
I met today with Ceridwen, one of my most trusted readers and fellow writers. She had just made it through the super-rough, pre-alpha, first-draft of the sequel to Flight of the Nosoi. It wasn’t a complete story yet, and as expected, Ceridwen said so. But, she did identify the same needs of the book as […]
Sat in on Nicole Kronzer’s Scrivener 102 class (Zoom class at the Loft Literary Center). Even though I was skeptical about how much I’d get out of it, Nicole talked me into coming, and she was right. The Scrivener software is sooo powerful and flexible, there really shouldn’t have been much doubt that I would […]
This weekend is the 55th Minicon. Because of the Pandemic, I guess we can’t call it “annual” anymore. We’ll be there all weekend soaking up the geek culture and attending panels and things. Maybe I’ll see you there.