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  • Be More Creative Guest. This week… Seneca on why “Living Creatively Means Living Now”

    “Putting things off is the biggest waste of life. It snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What …

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  • Final Call: F-R-E-E-Writing Book

    Last chance to get your pre-order copy of F-R-E-E-Writing: Unblocking Life’s Flow. It launches Tuesday next, 30th of September. But you can order your advance copy now — without being charged until it’s dispatched. F-R-E-E-Writing  F-R-E-E stands for Fast, Raw and Exact-but-Easy and this is a creative practice I’ve been teaching — and practicing myself, of course — for …

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  • Go Creative! Book of The Week: Choose Yourself

    This week Orna Ross has been reading James Altucher’s “Choose Yourself”.

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  • Making Money… The Creative Way: Book Launch

    “Creating Money, Creating Meaning”, Orna Ross’s book about getting into financial flow, is now available

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  • Dark Night: A New Poem

    Life said to the wanderer: wait without waiting. Kneel yourself down there, on stone- hearted stone. Set down your hope too. It could be mistaken. And fold up that map. It may also be wrong. Though it be dark here beyond all believing, with no place for faith, no, just rock- hardened rock, unfasten, for …

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  • The Creative Climate of Lennon-McCartney

    John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    When you think creative pairs, for me one of the first that springs to mind is that of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. With Lennon’s melancholic notes, and McCartney’s upbeat melodies, the pair, more often than not, found a harmonious balance. But behind such famous songs as Help, Yesterday, Come Together, and All You Need …

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  • Creative Searching with Seenapse

    Seenapse

    Seenapse calls itself an “inspiration engine” and is aimed at creatives. The search engine makes interesting and unique associative links, a key component of creativity and creativism.

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  • Ask Me A Question on Goodreads

    Inspiration Meditation

    I‘m getting more and more into Goodreads and I’d love to connect with those of you who have accounts over there. I’ve just signed up to their Ask An Author feature to answer questions about going creative — in celebration of the books coming in September. If you’d like to ask anything about anything, but …

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  • Be More Creative Guest. This week… Paul Graham on the Perils of Prestige

    Paul Graham with some of the startups funded by Y Combinator

    Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like, but what you’d like to like… Prestige is just fossilized inspiration. If you do anything well enough, you’ll make it prestigious… So just do what you like, and let prestige …

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  • Goodreads Giveaway Winner

    After the Rising and Before the Fall Two-Books-In-One

    Our Goodreads Giveaway of After The Rising & Before The Fall, the two-books-in-one special edition, is now over and the winners are…. (drum roll!)  Kjell Meijer of Limburg, Netherlands and Maria Pia Quijano Castillo of Lima, Peru. Your copies of After The Rising & Before The Fall are on their way to Peru and the Netherlands, …

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Orna Ross writes novels, poems and nonfiction about creative writing, publishing and living. She is founder and Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors, work for which she was named one of the 100 most influential people in publishing by The Bookseller Magazine.

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Orna Ross writes novels, poems and nonfiction about creative writing, publishing and living. She is founder and Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors, work for which she was named one of the 100 most influential people in publishing by The Bookseller Magazine.
Would you like to teach creative principles and practice? Email me through the contact form to find out more.

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