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.
That’s right! The new project I started last December is finally in a state I’m calling a complete first draft. Very happy with where it ended up, though not how long it took. Though, to be fair, I lost two months of drafting to a revision pass, and then feedback sessions on The Way. Still, […]
Summer is the time of Scout camps and vacations. Someone in the family (not always the same someone) has been at various Scout camps more often than not this month. Then we took a family vacation to the North Shore of Lake Superior. There we did some hiking in state parks, as well as a […]
I decided to sign up for a couple of Loft classes this summer. One of them is an eight-week revisions class. A lot of things I’ve heard before, but it’s good to see other people’s processes and take from it what I might be able to apply. Which is very timely as I’m just about […]
Well, it’s been about a month since I retired from my day job (telling pilots where to go), and I think I’m finally setting into a routine. To be fair to myself, the first few weeks of that were previously schedule vacations and things, so there was no chance of routine there. But now, I’m […]
Had a great time at CONvergence, as we always do. Made and renewed a few connections to fellow writers, including Dave Walbridge, a writer and performer I’ve known for thirty-some years. Also finally got a chance to try out the second edition of one of my favorite board games, Zombicide! Most importantly, though, I sat […]
CONvergence returns to its usually “4th of July” weekend, this year. I’ll be there enjoying 4 days of gaming, panels, fandom, and other fun and entertainment. And, because I’m into the climax of my new project, I’ll probably find a quiet corner, and see if I can get closer to the end.
The worldbuilding project has entered a new stage. We’ve decided to do some world development by running a mini role-playing campaign. Time to teach the players the world, and get some characters built. And then we’ll make them help us conceive of way to apply the magic.
Wow! What a blast. I did, indeed, meet and get to know several other aspiring authors, including Alex, Beth, Jordan, Ash, Steen, and several others. In addition, the programming was great. Starting with macro worldbuilding stuff and ending with character level discussions. Plus, a bonus panel about maps, how they are used in fiction to […]
Heading off tomorrow to the first writers conference of my retirement, and my first visit to 4th Street Fantasy. Not sure what to expect, but with their single-track schedule, I expect to at least meet and get to knew a few other authors. Plus, the program schedule looks interesting. Fingers crossed.
I finally took time to go through the Loft class list for the summer, and found a couple of offerings. Always interested in more tips for revisions, so I signed up for an 8-week virtual class for that. Also realized that I’m close to querying The Way, so I decided I’ll do another query class. […]