Welcome to my “Now!” page, which is basically my answer in website form to the question, “So what have you been up to lately?”

β€” Dave Holton

Dave Thinking

Writing a Novel

I finished the rough draft of a historical fiction/magical realism novel on Christmas Eve, a gift to myself to round out the year. I plan to rewrite in early 2021, but first, I’m…

Revising a Play

I’m working on the “submission” draft of a full-length stage play. Once I’m finished with that, I plan to start sending it out as I dive back into the second draft of the novel. It’s always nice to have something to submit while working on the next thing.

Taking, Editing, & Sharing Photos

Though my 2020 travel plans have been postponed indefinitely, I still have plenty of photos from my previous journeys to post, & of course, I still pick up a camera whenever I have a spare moment to go shoot! Here are the last three photos I posted to my Instagram (@writtenbydave):

Making “Crew-of-One” Films

Being locked down hasn’t stopped me from turning on lights & rolling camera! I shot this silly little film one afternoon when I was feeling isolated, & am currently editing another short that I shot in late 2020 with the help of my girlfriend (actress) & my niece (art director). At times like these, I’m fortunate to have such talented artists in my immediate circle!

Moving to Raleigh-Durham, NC

In February of 2017, I moved back east from Los Angeles to my little hometown of Manteo, NC. While I’ve enjoyed reconnecting with my roots on the Outer Banks, I miss city living… so this year, I’m moving back to “the triangle” (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). Once there, I plan to carve out a studio space & explore all opportunities: If you live or work in that area & want to talk shop, please reach out.

Page last updated February 9, 2021.