Orna Ross
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My Work

    This website brings together my work as a writer and publisher with my creativist teaching and campaigning. I share what I’m creating myself and also offer techniques, technologies and tools to others who want to go creative too, not just in art or at work but in life. It’s all connected.

My work is threefold:

  • CREATIVE LIVING: I teach creative principles, practices and processes through my Go Creative! books, blog and workshops. I specialize in helping those who are creatively blocked to overcome resistance, procrastination and self-sabotage. It’s usually because they are trying to “push” conventional ways of doing life but being creatives need to take a different approach. We follow less direct pathways, trust in a mysterious process and know we are not so much the drivers of our own success as the conduits for it.
    • For those who want to take this way of life seriously, there’s the Creativist Club, a safe space for creativists to hang out together, share our dreams and cheer each other on through the delights and challenges of taking the creative way. Teaching this way of life keeps me honest, through my own creative challenges. I have to walk my talk. More about creativism here.
  • free self-publishing online conferenceCREATIVE PUBLISHING: I took the self-publishing leap in 2012 and it has been the best move of my writing life.
    • independent authorsloved it so much that my husband (known around these parts as The Hub) and I formed a nonprofit together, to help others who also wanted to self-publish well: the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). For this work, the Bookseller has, since 2013, included me in their “Top 100 People in Publishing”, a tribute to the dedication of the ALLi team and the talent of ALLi members. [ALLi, by the way, is pronounced not “allee” but “ally”,  with members are known as ALLies].
    • Together with the ALLi team, I also run the Self-Publishing Advice Center, and the Indie Author Fringe Online Conference, a free online conference that runs three times a year, fringe to The London Book Fair, Book Expo America and Frankfurt Book Fair.