About

Welcome. My name is David J Delaney. I’m an indie author and frequent blogger… hope you enjoy!

Who doesn’t love a good story?

Weaving words into characters and worlds is something I live for. Writing is something I used to love as a kid. Sitting through English class as a teenager was the only period in school where I stayed awake and learned something. When I left I followed a path that would take me away from my passion. Now I’ve finally taken the road less traveled and decided to commit words to page and screen in order to imagine worlds filled with characters all with their own stories to tell and me as the guide.

If a story causes you to feel any one of the myriad of emotions we all possess as human beings then I’ve done my job as a writer.

I’m an Irishman hailing from Dublin but now living in Sydney, Australia. I’ve come to meet people from all over the globe. I love listening and learning about others. We’ve all got a story to tell whether we write it down or not.

There’s not a form of entertainment I don’t like. Movies such as Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, Jurassic Park and Blade Runner kept me up late into the night as a kid (even if I shouldn’t have been watching them). Later on I found video games. Resident Evil and Silent Hill on the original iteration of the PlayStation blew me away. Books were a constant though. While I fall in and out of love with movies and games, books have always stayed with me. The first book I ever read cover to cover was ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes when I was 8. I borrowed it from a traveling library that came to my school. I moved on to the Famous Five, The Hardy Boys and every Roald Dahl novel I could get my hands on. As I got older I began to love the likes of King, Koontz and Barker. Their magical ability with the written word transported me to somewhere new each time I opened the pages of their books… books that I still love today.

I am inspired by all of the above as well as other great writers such as Neil Gaimon, Kylie Chan, Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant, David W. Wright, J. Thorn, J. F. Penn and David Gaughran. These are just some of the amazing writers who I follow and learn from through their meticulously crafted works of fiction and non-fiction.

If you want to check out my fiction please head on over to www.davidjdelaney.net and feel free to email me at davidj@davidjdelaney.net

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  1. #1 by A Year in the Life of PTSD on March 22, 2014 - 1:56 am

    I like the picture!

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    • #2 by daviddelaney70 on March 25, 2014 - 1:22 am

      Thanks, thought it was pretty peaceful when I came across it.

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      • #3 by readeasypoetry on May 7, 2014 - 9:36 pm

        G’day David. Feels strange talking to someone with the same name….:-)

        David J Delaney.

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      • #4 by David J Delaney on May 7, 2014 - 10:23 pm

        Very pleased to meet you. I googled my name a while back, after I set up the blog and realized there’s two of us. We live at polar opposites too. I’m a Hobartian for good old Tassie

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      • #5 by readeasypoetry on May 7, 2014 - 10:47 pm

        No worries, my sister in law lives in Hobart & my great Grandparents are buried in Launceston along with my great Aunty Elizabeth Boag, yes the beer people….:-)

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  2. #6 by sandradan1 on March 31, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Hi David, thanks for finding my blog and leaving a comment this morning. Enjoy your blogging! SD

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  3. #7 by Jo-Ann Carson on March 31, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Great banner. I can almost feel the Australian sunshine.
    Happy writing
    Jo-Ann

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  4. #8 by Michelle Mueller on April 8, 2014 - 10:53 pm

    Hi David! Thanks for following my blog (Words and Wanderings). I’m always happy to connect with fellow writers. I look forward to reading your posts! 🙂

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  5. #9 by sweetlittlenetwork on April 9, 2014 - 11:54 am

    Congratulations on all you are doing. Moving from novice writer to being published, is cause for celebration

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  6. #10 by phantomwriter143 on April 14, 2014 - 4:00 am

    Hi David! Just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Congratulations! Take a peek at http://phantomwriter143.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/liebster-blog-award-whod-have-thunk-it/

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    • #11 by David J Delaney on April 15, 2014 - 11:44 am

      Thank you for thank, It’s greatly appreciated. Sorry it took a day or so to get back to you… the perils of a night shift nurse (o;

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      • #12 by phantomwriter143 on April 15, 2014 - 12:49 pm

        No worries!! I’ve worked with tons of nurses so I understand the hectic schedule. And nurses are some of my favorite people ever. Go take a nap! You probably need one!

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  7. #13 by K.A. Renninger on April 26, 2014 - 8:55 am

    David, thank you for following me at About Sketching. If you were trying to find my blog on self-publishing & marketing, & couldn’t, I apologize. I didn’t realize I had to manually add it to my Gravitar profile. It’s “Pages From a Nature-Lover’s Diary” at sketchbook2publishedbook.wordpress.com
    I’m thrilled to have you follow either one, actually!

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    • #14 by David J Delaney on April 26, 2014 - 5:38 pm

      Cool, I’ll sign up to the other one as well. I dont just read blogs on writing, I look at all sorts. Thanks for letting me know though

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  8. #15 by winterbayne on April 26, 2014 - 11:47 am

    David have you done the writing process blog hop? If not I’d like to tag you to be next. I’m posting this week. The tour asks about writing in general and what you’re working on. An example is here…http://sharonboninpratt.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/writing-process-blog-tour-how-i-write/
    I post this week, you would post the following week on the 12th. It helps bring new readers to the blogs.
    Let me know if you’d rather not join in. Thanks!

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    • #16 by David J Delaney on April 26, 2014 - 5:36 pm

      That sounds great, dign me up (o:

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      • #17 by winterbayne on April 26, 2014 - 5:47 pm

        Done! I should be posting mine this week, you the following week. Now go find any other writer you want to tag. It does not have to be a WP site published or unpublished. Thanks very much for joining in! 😉

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  9. #18 by Sharon Bonin-Pratt on April 27, 2014 - 3:50 am

    HI David,
    Thank you for the follow on my blog.
    I’ve read a bit of yours and am now following you as well. Wishing you the best as you journey toward realizing your dreams.

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  10. #19 by klparry on May 4, 2014 - 5:09 am

    Well, David – looks like you are off to a good start here. Thank you for ‘Following the Dream’. 🙂

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  11. #21 by ejmcgrorey on May 29, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    Hi there, I like what you do. So much so, that I’m nominating you for a Liebster Award. Yay! Should you choose to accept, check out this post http://ejmcgrorey.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/liebster-award-can-you-feel-the-love/ to find out what it’s all about and how to get involved. Ciao.

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  12. #23 by SarahFindlay on June 1, 2014 - 1:54 am

    Hi David, I’d like to nominate you for some awards:
    http://geekwithapen.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/2203/
    It’s entirely voluntary 🙂

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  13. #26 by moldydaisy on June 1, 2014 - 6:08 pm

    Looks like it’s been done before, but I think you deserve it! Nominated you for a Leibster award- you can check it out at http://moldydaisy.com/2014/06/01/people-say-they-like-this-blog/

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  14. #28 by writingsprint on June 17, 2014 - 10:53 am

    Hi David — thank you for following my blog! The Other really grabbed me. Is that just a random post or is it one of the longer-term stories you’re working on?

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  15. #29 by emmabarrett1508 on August 11, 2014 - 6:52 pm

    Hi David, Thank you for visiting surreyKitchen. I don’t blame you for spending so much time at cafe en seine. So would I if I lived in Dublin. My dad’s from Dublin and has lots of family still there so it was a recommendation from them. He moved to the U.K as a small child (usual story – my grandparents left Ireland to look for work). I also write fiction and am thinking of self publishing some of my work so I might have some questions for you in the future. Following your blog now and looking forward to reading some of your stories. Take care. Emma.

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  16. #30 by emmabarrett1508 on August 11, 2014 - 6:53 pm

    Forgot to say you might enjoy my post on the Dublin Writer’s museum. I am sure you have been there already. Emma.

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  17. #31 by thewriteedge on October 24, 2014 - 1:44 am

    Thank you so much for following The Write Edge Writing Workshop! I hope you enjoy the stories there and find that they contribute to your writing journey. Have a wonderful day and week!

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  18. #32 by Andy on November 10, 2014 - 11:30 pm

    Great website/blog – like the theme. When I’ve finished procrastinating – I’ll do the SEO and release my website. I’d be grateful for your comments.

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  19. #33 by victoriadougherty on November 17, 2014 - 10:06 am

    David, thanks so much for following me on Cold 🙂

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  20. #34 by D. James Fortescue on November 24, 2014 - 12:27 am

    Thanks very much for your follow David =)
    Congrats on your boys beating my boys in the Rugby. Only fair since the Aussies won the International Rules for the first time in ages =)

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    • #35 by David J Delaney on November 24, 2014 - 6:45 am

      Yeah, it was great to see, decent game too. International rules was a surprising one but only saw highlights

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  21. #36 by thelavenderfield on February 6, 2015 - 9:07 pm

    David thanks for hooking up and following my blog. I am guessing you came via @SueColetta1 – Stay in touch won’t you…

    Kim..x

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  22. #38 by clarepooley33 on August 9, 2016 - 6:53 pm

    Thank-you very much for visiting my blog and for the follow. I have enjoyed reading your recent posts very much. A few of my nieces and nephews are into Pokemon Go and I see all their catches on Facebook! Best of luck with your Creative Writing Course.
    Clare

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