Welcome to the official website of the author David Donaldson.
David is the author of the psychological thriller We Follow the Dying Light, released November 2017.
Formally educated in economics, finance and business management, David also has significant experience writing non-fiction. For several years he authored the website the Dismal Scientist. In addition to writing, David has self-published two board games and continues to lend his creativity to his personal and professional life. Originally from the Canadian East Coast he now lives with his family in Toronto.
I’ve never seen a deadline I didn’t like
Deadline. What an ominous word. No wonder people hate them. I am not one of those people. There is nothing like a looming deadline to galvanize oneself into action. Flying by the seat of your
Show respect to the kind, strength to the aggressive
A dynamic in my professional life I've noticed as my career progresses and responsibilities expand is the marginalization of kindness. It's not that I believe as someone rises through the ranks that they become a
On Purpose, Perseverance, and Positive Reinforcement
February was a rough month. It started off on the right foot. I purchased an excellent day planner that helped with goal planning, gratitude with a multitude of prompts to get me thinking about expanding
How’s that working for ya?
I love this line. It's one of my favorite responses when people complain about how poorly a situation is going and what they're doing, or not doing, to fix the problem. "I keep asking my kid
Knowledge without Sacrifice is Self-Deception
Writing a good character arc involves carrying a protagonist through conflict and struggle, ultimately with the goal of learning something valuable by the end of the story. Most stories involves some form of growth. What