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

Novelist

“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

The Go Creative! Show Episode 3: Creative Writing Is Free-Writing
Creative Writing In the third week of each month, the topic for the Go Creative! Show is creative writing. This week, the first half of the show introduces you to free-writing, a form of...
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A New Poem: Coming To
On my back. In the dark. Given up to night. I lie, a fool aground. A suckling. Yearning, turning in want and will, smothering in the urges of the...
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Haiku on Instagram
It’s my daily hobby to play with a form of poetry called haiku, as a way of fostering creative presence in the moment. And lately I’ve started posting them...
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Website Upgrade Continues
The work is continuing in the background, building the Creativist Club for all those who are interested in learning more about how to apply the creative process to everything...
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Love Hurts? No Way
Love hurts, they say. I say, no way. The only thing that never hurts is love. Lust festers, envy bites. Loss skewers, rejection spikes. Passion burns, craving seethes. Romance...
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Interview About ALLi On The Self-Publishing Formula Podcast
I had great fun talking all things self-publishing with the lovely James Blatch on the Self-Publishing Formula podcast, which he runs with novelist Mark Dawson. James is just starting out on his writing...
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ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A June 2016
Each month Joanna Penn and I host a self-publishing Q&A live on Google Hangout, which is also available afterwards as a YouTube video and iTunes podcast. This month people...
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ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A May 2016
Each month Joanna Penn and I host a self-publishing Q&A live on Google Hangout, which is also available afterwards as a YouTube video and iTunes podcast. This month people...
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What’s Happening in Self-publishing News
Want to know the latest news in self-publishing? Click over to my creative Alliance of Independent Authors partners and friends blog at the ALLi Author Advice Centre and discover what...
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Talking to the BBC about self-publishing
BBC interview with video journalist Dougal Shaw, together with other fab folk like Michael Tamblyn of Kobo, John Bond of Whitefox and others doing interesting selfpubbie things.
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Be The Water: Creating Your Path With Your Flow
We’ve been having wonderful talks on the ALLi Author Member Forum about literary fiction, why we write and whether we should major on what new member, Katie Aiken Ritte, called...
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The Go Creative! Show Episode 3: Creative Writing Is Free-Writing
Creative Writing In the third week of each month, the topic for the Go Creative! Show is creative writing. This week, the first half of the show introduces you to free-writing, a form of...
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The Go Creative! Show Episode 2: Introduction To Creative Challenge
Introduction to Creative Challenge In the second week of each month, The Go Creative! Show will look closely at creative challenge. A problem is a block, but when you frame it as a challenge,...
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The Go Creative! Show
The Go Creative! Show is a new weekly broadcast I’m going to be doing, all about applying the creative process to everything in life. And today, I’ve launched the...
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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow #7: Inspiration Meditation
The essence of Inspiration Meditation is the soundless vibration of internal creative energy.  A form of mantra meditation, it focuses the mind and draws your attention inwards, leading to...
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