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  • Go Creative Guest. This week… Oliver Sacks on the Art of Dying

    I feel grateful that I have been granted nine years of good health and productivity since my original diagnosis, but now I am face-to-face with dying. I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. Over the last few days (since my terminal diagnosis) I have been able to …
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  • Women Writing Women Launches Today

    Yes it’s here! AVAILABLE AS A BOX SET FOR 12 WEEKS ONLY! 7 FULL-LENGTH, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED novels for only £7.99. Get yours now at the Women Writing Women Website “The Magnificent Seven… Beautiful, poetic, imaginative, passionate, thoughtful, witty, sensual and intelligent… Unforgettable books by exceptional writers.”   JILL MARSH of WORDS WITH JAM #WomenWritingWomen    
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  • Ten reasons to F-R-E-E-Write

    F-R-E-E-Writing rights. At a daily level, it improves your psychic state, elevates your mood, makes you feel centred, sets you up for your day. We almost always feels better after a F-R-E-E-Writing session than before. F-R-E-E-Writing uncovers. Because we write as fast as possible, thoughts and emotions are allowed to rise without the internal censor …
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  • What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know

    We all have attitudes, beliefs, concepts, denials, expectations and fears about life – the Go Creative! series calls these our ABCDEFs. “The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice,” says the late, brilliant, creative, eccentric British psychiatrist, R.D. Laing. “And because we fail to notice that we …
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  • Be More Creative Guest. This week… Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking

    “People working in the arts engage in street combat with The Fraud Police on a daily basis… “When you’re an artist, nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own handmade wand. “And you feel stupid doing it. “There’s no ‘correct …
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  • Thanks Carol and Missed You Joni!

      Great day today with The Boxers — as the seven of us who have got together on the Women Writing Women novel box-set have taken to calling ourselves. And with other friends from the Alliance of Independent Authors. Jessica Bell is in London for a few weeks and Carol Cooper hosted a lunch  so we could get together with her …
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  • I Am Of Ireland: WB Yeats Event in London

    On April 1st this year, I’ll be celebrating my birthday with a gathering of the Irish community at the London Irish Centre to celebrate the 150 birth anniversary of WB Yeats. (Follow the news on Twitter: #yeats2015) The event, which is being supported by The Irish Department of Diaspora Affairs and the London Irish Centre, will focus on the question …
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  • Go Creative! How to Make A Living from Your Creative Work

    The Go Creative! interview will be broadcast live on Google+ Date: 10th February 2015 Time: Event starts at 7pm GMT / 2pm EST / 11am PST  * Why do you create? For love? For money? or both? * Striking the right balance between creative inspiration and professional/commercial ambition * The surprisingly creative potential of business models …
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  • Feeling Anxious or Overwhelmed? Try F-R-E-E-Writing

    Yen writes: I’m a novice at F-R-E-E-Writing and I was lucky to have the chance to learn it from Orna, at a class she held last year. As a writer, I had my reservations about using this technique for personal thoughts. And, as someone who is very pragmatic in my life approach, I had doubts as …
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  • A Call To W.B. Yeats Fans in London

    So… if you live in London, please mark your calendar. Our Yeats event (for #Yeats2015) is set for the 1st of April. ‘I Am Of Ireland’, an evening of poetry and song, will explore what it is to be Irish, in these (we hope!) post-nationalist days. And especially what it is to be Irish if you don’t actually …
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  • How To Fit Writing Into A Busy Schedule

    The Write Track wanted to know how I fit writing in with all the other things I do. They sent these questions to answer: Traditional publishers give authors deadlines, as an author-publisher how do you ensure you complete work? ORNA: I set deadlines – but I often break them! Last year I tried an experiment with a …
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  • Two Creativists Talk About A New AdVenture

    Yen: Early in December 2014, I told Orna about my decision to go freelance, and she responded by asking me if I cared to join her on an adventure. I was scared, feeling slightly unsure, but deep down, my gut said yes. So I said yes. Since then, I’ve been getting to know Orna through …
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About Orna Ross

Orna Ross describes herself as a past gazer, present prizer and future fuser.

She is a creativist, knowing that the same creative process that makes books and art and music makes everything.

She writes and publishes bestselling books, runs the non-profit, global Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and teaches people how to go creative.

The Bookseller has named her one of the 100 most influential people in publishing.

She lives in London... mostly.

Are you a life-skills teacher, coach, therapist, or facilitator? Would you like to learn how to teach the creativist approach? Email me through the contact form to find out more.

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