Writing Community

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

The cute little statement above this post is not just a cute little statement. It’s a truth that has come to mean more and more to me in recent months. I’ve been almost overwhelmed with the outpouring of help and love from my fellow writers as I’ve brought Heaven Sent to onto the market.

I know I’ve raved several times lately about Jillian Dodd. First of all, she inspired me to get back to writing last fall when I was about to give it up. Then she has been a great source of support, encouragement and information as I put the book together. Most recently, she has helped (as in done 99% of it) me redesign my website, install the icon to get to Amazon to buy it, and done countless other things large and small to help.

The other members of my writers’ group, Nigel Blackwell, Charity Kountz, Mary Morgan and Tiffany White have all been supportive and encouraging. Nigel has come to the rescue on several technical things I know nothing about, and Charity has advised me about the web in general and particularly about tagging.

Although I’m no longer a member of Life List Club, my former fellow members have been particularly encouraging. Sherry Isaac has volunteered to do a review or an interview on her website, and Lara Schiffbauer is beta-reading the first novella in the series I’m working on. Marcia Richards and Jess Witkins both continue to make nice comments and tweet my posts, and Jess met my wife and me for dinner when we went through La Crosse, Wisconsin, the other day.

Sheri de Grom has volunteered to host and interview or review the book. And this doesn’t even begin to cover the people who have poured out encouragement and support in the form of comments, tweets and Facebook messages.

Kristen Lamb got it right when she said We Are Not Alone. Thank God for that.

And thanks to all of you, both those named in this post and the countless others who could have been named.


imageDavid N. Walker is a Christian father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago, and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. He has just e-pubbed his devotional, Heaven Sent: 67 Stories of Godly Thoughts and Inspiration (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CRL82M). His new fiction work—a series of novellas set during the period from 1860 to 1880 is underway. The first one is in the editing process, and he’s currently writing the second one.

Contact David at davwalktx@yahoo.com or tweet him at @davidnwalkertx


About David N. Walker

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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  2. charitykountz says:

    You are welcome David and I am happy to share any knowledge I have (or think I have) with you and anyone else willing to listen. I’m so excited to see Heaven Sent published and can’t wait to read the Fancy series and watch your success!


  3. True words, David! We are not alone. This online community is amazing and you certainly do your part as well in supporting others. Onward!


  4. Hope you’re having a good trip – now that we know where you are 🙂



  5. Debra Eve says:

    Congrats, David. What a wonderful accomplishment and tribute!


  6. Piper Bayard says:

    Sounds like you have a first class support group, David. I’m so glad for you! You deserve it.


  7. How nice that you have such a supportive network David!


  8. See? Just when you are about to give up on finding a window, G-d brings the troops to show you the door that was there all along. You are blessed with good peeps, David. In real life and in the blogosphere! 🙂


  9. Barbara Estinson says:

    Wonderful post of kudos and compliments to so many of your writing friends, David. I am so glad that you have received such support and help … and I’m sure that you have given plenty to others in that group also, as well as being supportive to many people in many ways. Glad that you and Sharon got to meet and have dinner with Jess Witkins. Love ya!


    • Thanks, Sis. We enjoyed meeting with Jess and seeing a riverside garden in La Crosse. It’s a beautiful are. Hope your rehab is going okay and your knee is beginning to feel better.


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