Orna Ross
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Irish novelist:

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

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“Like seeing light through the trees at sunrise.” – Jeffrey Shaw, Creative Warriors

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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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"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

Today’s Poem To Inspire: Circle of Life
Again? Are you not mother? That is the question that must be posed and not just to those who work...
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Sunday Read: An Extract From Her Secret Rose
Her Secret Rose is about the famous love triangle between the Irish poet WB Yeats, his muse Maud Gonne, and...
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Inspirational Poetry: Where Are You?
Where are you? The splendor of creation awaits. Beauty veiled, she dallies, playing with the wings of birds passing, swaying...
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Sunday Read: An Extract from Blue Mercy
The Story So Far: Mercy Mulcahy is about to be accused of murdering her elderly and tyrannical father. The tragic...
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Inspirational Poetry. A New Poem: Love Hurts? No Way
Love hurts, they say. I say, no way. The only thing that never hurts is love. Lust festers, envy bites....
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Facebook Advertising and latest from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Let’s take a look at highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center.  This week, we...
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Let’s take a look at highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center.  This week, Dan shares...
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Let’s take a look at highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center. From today, this...
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Let’s take a look at highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center. From today, this...
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Let’s take a look at highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center. From now on,...
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Cultivating the Create State
This is Part Eleven in the series. Read Part Ten here.  As well as ignorance of the process, one of...
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Creative Coaching Tip 102: Balance Creative Work Creative Rest Creative Play
The Go Creative method offers three forms of practice. • Effortless Exercise (Body: Play practice: Lightening Up) Effortless Exercise is moving...
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Creative Coaching Monday Motivator: What Are You Creating This week
This week, I’ve been working on the film script of Dancing in The Wind with my wonderful writing buddy, Joni...
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Creative Coaching Tip 101: Take Your Time
The Go Creative mapping method is based on never having more than three work waves in one day, if you’re...
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Creative Coaching Tip 100: Map Creative Rest and Play as well as Work
In the Go Creative method, we don’t just map and log our work but also our rest and play. Creatives...
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