Meet the Character: Elnara Makatayeva

Sasha whipped round, eyes falling on a young woman shorter than even Maria, with a thick curtain of dark hair falling past her shoulders. Her olive skin was a shade or so deeper than Sasha’s, and her eyes seemed to twinkle with mirth under expressive brows reaching toward each other in the start of a …

Original Story: Toska

Andrew had been told he was a fool a few times throughout his life. The first during an uncle’s drunken rant on how it was a shame he was blind so he’d never be let into the army, and he was an idiot so he’d never amount to anything great, such a shame, Andy. Andrew …

Original Story: Arm’s Length

Premise: Alex is a boy who doesn’t achieve excellence easily, unlike his best friend Leo. He does, however, successfully live his life according to the strict laws of the Edict, just the same as all his peers. When his limits are tested, however, one slip up endangers himself and the one he cares for most. …

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!! Participating in Leigh Bardugo’s #BAYMTGO and you should too!! It stands for Begin As a You Mean To Go On. Essentially, dedicate a minimum of just 15 minutes to something entirely for yourself that you want to help define your new year! For me, that means: editing! Writing! Posting! Sharing! 📚💻 Right …

About My WIP: 588

Working Title: 588 Genre: Historical fiction Status: first draft complete. Now editing Synopsis: When war engulfs the Soviet Union, everyone is expected to participate some way. Sasha dreams big with her head – literally – in the clouds but is ready to settle for factory work if it means participating. However, the front line encroaches …

Additional welcome information

Some of what to expect… Welcome to the official domain for author D. N. Daly. Here, I shall share updates on my projects, goals, milestones, tips, and more. Additionally, here you can find resources from other pages that can hep motivate you in the creative process. Some of these posts may contain works of short …

Inaugural Posting

It began on a blog on the internet… Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Identity, advocacy, science made simple, questions and answers – all will be explored here for the inquisitive minds. I plan to share what I …

Introductions are in order

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment -Ralph Waldo Emerson Life is an experience riddled with variety, blessed by it. No two stories are exactly the same, yet hearing about the lives of others can excite, resonate, inspire and change others. That is …