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

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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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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

Creative Writing: Today’s Poem To Inspire: Rainbows
First thing this morning/ I spied/ over the houses/ between the trees/ through the cloud/ by gift of fractured/ light/ seven strips of colour/ in the upside-down smile/ called/...
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Creative Writing: Today’s Poem To Inspire: Pier Stripes
Up on the pier / fun huts lighten / the day, / candy-stripe the sky / pink and yellow. * Walking the beach / below / I see the...
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Creative Writing: Poems To Inspire: Welcome Dear Guest
Can anyone say how we came to be here in this human hotel? • Each day greeting new guests who come in with their bags, expecting their welcome and...
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Creative Writing: Poems To Inspire: The Tao Te Ching
From Tao Te Ching (The Tao). Before the universe is born something formless and perfect exists. Serene. Empty. Solitary. Unchanging. Infinite. Eternally present. Unnamed and unnameable. It is the...
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Creative Writing: Judging the Amazon Storyteller Competition
I’ve written before about how I love being part of a book club for how it makes you read books you wouldn’t usually choose for yourself. Judging writing competitions...
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Each Tuesday I take a look here at  highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center. This week, we introduce you to Michael La Ronn, now...
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Each Tuesday I take a look here at  highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center. This week, ALLi partner member Patti Brassard Jefferson offered sound...
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Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing for Orna Ross: A Step-by-Step Guide to AMS Ads
A weekly column by digital book marketer, Caoimhe O’Brien. Amazon Marketing Services paid advertising options might seem daunting, complicated and a potential money drain to the inexperienced author but...
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Each Tuesday I take a look here at  highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center. This week, Sukhi Jukla’s been explaining why she went against...
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Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing for Orna Ross: New Cover Reveal
A weekly column by digital book marketer, Caoimhe O’Brien. This week we made some exciting progress when we received the final proofs for the new covers for The Irish...
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Wants, Wishes, Desires: Creative Living Series 5
How did you get on with the Go Creative Wheel? The next step is to look at which ones are asking you to change. Look through the clouds on...
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Creative Living Series 4: What Have You Created Already?
We’re now almost ready to move into the Pre-Intention stage, where we figure out what your intention should be. Going creative always begins with where you are. First stop then...
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Creative Living Series Part 3: Seven Steps To Conscious Creation
The process of conscious creation is very simple, though we do like to complicate it. Here are the seven, infallible, steps. Identify something you truly want right now. Understand...
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Creative Living Series Part 2: Why Aren’t You More Creative?
The Go Creative! project was born in a dentist’s waiting room. As I sat awaiting my turn, trying not to notice the drilling sound from the next room, I...
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Monday’s Motivator: Creative Living Series, Part 1: Three Core Creative Principles
Today, as those who are signed up to the Go Creative weekly newsletter know, begins a new series on the blog based on the concepts in my forthcoming book,...
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