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

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

Creativism: Books & Community

“The Fringe is the must-attend event for any author who wants to 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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Get the "Secret Rose" Special Edition Book

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

Haiku of the Week Features: Clouds
Clouds split apart / allowing through the too-long / hidden sun. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how....
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Haiku of the Week Features: Shallow Waters
At low tide / people play safe for now in / the shallows. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku....
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Haiku of the Week Features: Water Droplets
A big wind. / Grass water-drops trying not / to tremble. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how....
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Haiku of the Week Features: Contrast
Granduncle’s / gun. Steel on mother’s flowered / tablemat. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the...
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Haiku of the Week Features: Birds Black and White
Birds wheel black / and white against the clouds. There / comes a storm. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 28 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about being in the heart of literary festival season. Dan also brings more indie success stories, the new...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 21 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about the London Book Fair. Dan also reminds you where you can access our Indie Author Fringe presentations,...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 14 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks metaphors. Dan also talks about our very own Indie Author Fringe event kicking off, Type and Tell’s English...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 07 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about the joy of students with open minds. Dan also talks about our imminent Author Fringe event, bookshop...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Feb 28 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about the next generation of indie writers. Dan also talks about the latest reading experience app from...
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What Are Your Limiting Beliefs Creating? Know Your abcdeFs
TRY THIS: Map Your abcdeFs Download The Attitudes Map here Sit in stillness and quiet, letting your breathing become progressively slower and deeper. Prepare to write fast, raw and...
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Your Monday Motivator: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits
The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists....
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The Go Creative! Show Episode 17: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits
Some ideas on how to overcome creative challenges. In this week’s show Sondra finds putting out her intention around creating more money has brought her to “a bit of a...
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Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 17: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits
In this week’s Go Creative! Show Sondra finds putting out her intention around creating more money has brought her to “a bit of a downward dip”. She and I tackle that by...
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Your Monday Motivator: Making A Creative Wish List
The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “Making A Creative Wish List” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull...
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