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  • How To Self-Publish A Poetry Book

    Selected Poetry 2012-2014 is almost here, it will publish early April 2015. I thought you might be interested in a behind the scenes look at the process of putting together a poetry print book, ebook, and audio book. For this project, I worked closely with literary strategist Yen Ooi on concept, design and formatting. [Orna] Content – Poetry Selection …
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  • Indie publishing news over at ALLi

    With the massive IndieReCon 2015 event coming up mid-April, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) has all the latest on why indie authors and readers should tune in and turn on to this online global event. It’s free. And there are prizes. Go have a look.
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  • Poems on the underground – Yeats2015

    As regular readers know, Yeats has taken over this blog a bit this year (#Yeats2015), with my novel about his relationship with Maud Gonne launching in the summer and various fun and frolics happening here in London and in Ireland. I was thrilled to hear from Judith Cherniak that Poems on the Underground will be celebrating#Yeats2015 all year …
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  • Self-publishing Literary Fiction In A Boxset

    Jane Friedman, one of publishing’s most interesting commentators, is interviewing Roz and Joni about our boxset over on her blog today. “While collaborative efforts like this have been fairly common among genre fiction authors, this is the first box set I know of that represents a marketing collaboration for full-length literary novels,” says Jane. The box …
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  • Sneak Peek: A Secret Rose, Chapter One

    On August 3rd, at the Yeats Summer School 2015, in this year of celebration of Yeats 150th birth anniversary, I will launch the first book of Between The Words: The Gonne-Yeats Trilogy. This first book is called, Her Secret Rose, and you can be part of a special edition by joining in the crowdfunding project over …
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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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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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