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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"An incredible literary debut that will have the reader absolutely enthralled."

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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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Irish Independent
"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: Fog
From the fog / white-ribboned in and out push / of the waves. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku....
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Haiku of the Week Features: Shadows
Children flit / In and out of sun and shade / Smiles flashing. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku....
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Haiku of the Week Features: Frozen Leaf
On the path / a single leaf lies frozen / and broken. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s...
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Haiku of the Week Features: Winter Sun
Tree shadows / in winter sun. Golden world / striated. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use...
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Creating Happy Holidays Part One: A New Poem
Over the coming days, until Dec 24th, I’ll be running a series, “Happy Holidays”. It’s the greeting we’ll all be giving each other for the next few weeks, without...
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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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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Jan 10 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about this week’s bookstore controversy from the North of England. Dan also talks about the resilience of...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Jan 3 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about resolutions. Dan also talks about ‘that article’ in The Huffington Post, Amazon smashing its Christmas...
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Would You Like To Help Launch A Bestseller?
I’m writing a film script based on my book Her Secret Rose, my historical novel drama about the love triangle between the Irish poet WB Yeats, his muse the...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Dec 20 2016
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway closes the year with a request to ensure the longevity of indie authors for future generations. Dan also bids...
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This Week’s Book Extract: from Creativist Compendium
Letting Go An extract from Creativist Compendium Conscious Creation is not about working relentlessly hard to meet goals. Though effort is needed, it’s not the conventional effort of striving,...
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Your Monday Motivator: Conscious Creation
So, it’s 10 January. How are those new year resolutions coming along? If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I’m not a big fan of resolutions....
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Season’s Greetings (and some gifts for you)
I have some gifts — three freebies and three discount offers — that I hope will put a smile on your face this holiday season. All of these make...
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Creating Happy Holidays Part 3: “Giving & Receiving”. From Creating Money, Creating Meaning
We each receive certain gifts when we come into this life – talents, interests and attributes – that we offer to others. In return, we may receive love, acknowledgement,...
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This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: Creating Happy Holidays Part 2
This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores your creative intentions for the holiday season. what do I want to achieve here? what do I want to express?  what is the challenge? does...
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