Orna Ross
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“A delicate balance of fact and fiction which kept me riveted from beginning to end.” – The Bookbag

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“The Alliance of Independent Authors is an incredible resource of experience, knowledge and support 24 hours a day.” – Joanna Penn

Director of ALLi

“Like seeing light through the trees at sunrise.” – Jeffrey Shaw, Creative Warriors

Creativism: Books & Community

“Must-attend event for any author who wants publish with greater pride, professionalism and success.” – Mark Coker

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Poems that…“reach into the corners of your soul and pull out all that is beautiful.” – SoWrite Linda

Poetry

“Essential Advice for all authors but especially self-publishing indie authors.”  – Joel Friedlander

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My books span fiction, nonfiction and poetry but all aim to foster what I call creativism: conscious creation and creative living.

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This is something super-special for any true book lover. I spent the early part of 2015 putting together this hardback book, in celebration of 150th birth anniversary of the great poet WB Yeats. It took a lot of work but this is a beautiful piece of visual and literary art that should give great joy to any lover of fine fiction and poetry—especially those with an interest in Ireland and Irish cultural history. Only 500 (numbered) copies of this special, collector’s edition will ever be made available; each signed, lovingly wrapped, and dispatched directly from me to the reader.

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"Puts culpable, fragile flesh and blood—lots of blood—on a defining moment in Irish history… Of particular delight are the many unexpected twists and turns."

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"A hauntingly captivating read."
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"With this little book of big, big poems, Orna Ross reaches into the corners of your soul and pulls out all that is beautiful... Inspiring and humbling..."

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"Ransacks the best scholarly sources and ingeniously knits a complex tale of betrayal, revenge, suspense, love -- and surprise."

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My blog

Haiku of the Week Features: Morning Moon
Through window / and branches the light of a / morning moon. . Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku....
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F-r-e-e-writing For Writers: Write faster, Write better and Love Writing more
F-r-e-e-writing has kept me healthy and happy for three decades. Without it, I’d probably be in a twelve-step program by now or locked away somewhere, to protect family and friends....
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Haiku of the Week Features: Dance
In the park / Most people ignoring a / dancing girl. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how....
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Haiku of the Week Features: Manhattan
Manhattan / finger of stone trying to / touch the sky. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how....
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A New Film Poem: The Writer’s Call
I’m taking a small break from our series about mapping creative intention to bring you this film-poem about why I write. I made it using Animoto, a great tool for...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Feb 14 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway gets topical. Dan also talks about the contrasting state of affairs of two author’s, the closure of a...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Feb 7 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway reflects on the difficulties people can face and the fortunate position indie authors are actually in. Dan...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Jan 31 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway shares his passion and enthusiasm for the wonders of words. Dan also talks about Amazon committing to drop...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Jan 24 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway provides a little motivation to help you achieve your writing ambition in 2017. Dan also talks about Pronoun’s...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Jan 17 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about the sudden cessation of business by ebook distribution platform All Romance. Dan also talks about...
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Monday Motivator: What Are You Creating This Week?
Download your weekly Go Creative Maps here Scroll down to find your weekly creative work map, together with creative rest and creative play maps too. This week I’m on...
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How To Turn Failure Into Creative Failure: The Go Creative! Show Episode 13
“Try, fail, try again, fail better.” Samuel Beckett’s advice is the topic of today’s show. Yes we all fail but it’s what we do with the fail that counts....
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Walk Up To Episode 13 of The Go! Creative Show: How To Turn Failure Into Creative Failure
Ever failed? Yeah, me too. Everyone who’s ever created anything meaningful will tell you that failure is totally part of the process. Our aim as creativists is not to...
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F-r-e-e-writing For Writers: Write faster, Write better and Love Writing more
F-r-e-e-writing has kept me healthy and happy for three decades. Without it, I’d probably be in a twelve-step program by now or locked away somewhere, to protect family and friends....
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Be More Creative With Bruce Springsteen: On Keeping Creative Faith
“We’re all honorary citizens of that primal forest, and our burdens and weaknesses always remain. They are an ineradicable part of ourselves; they are our humanity. But when we...
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