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November
25
10:00am GMT
Regent's Park University Herringham Hall Inner Circle Regents Park London NW1 4NS United Kingdom

How To Create Anything: From Concept To Completion. A Day Seminar & Workshop

“How To Create Anything” is a day seminar and practical workshop focussed on you: your innate creative potential and how to apply it to what you most want to create in your life.

What do you want to create with what Mary Oliver calls “your one wild and precious life”? Do you know how to create it?

Maybe you’re resisting, stuck, blocked or self-sabotaging? Maybe you don’t know what to do next? Maybe you tried working with “The Law” of Attraction… and realized there’s a bit more to conscious creation than just wishing and dreaming?

This day workshop and seminar, constructed around the seven stages of the creative process as outlined in Orna Ross’s groundbreaking book, How To Create Anything, will help you to set up your own creative flow and ride the waves of an intention, from concept all the way through to completion.

You may be a creative (somebody who wants to make art or literature) or a creativist (somebody who wants to bring the creative process into every aspect of life). Whichever you are and whatever you want to consciously create, this workshop will give you clarity, the inspiration, the motivation and the skills, tools and techniques you need.

You will learn:

  • How to distinguish between wants, cravings, desires, yearnings, longings and establish your true wants.
  • How to turn a true want into a the perfect creative intention
  • Why willpower doesn’t work well and how creative intention differs from willed resolution
  • How to apply the seven stages of the creative process to whatever you’re creating.

ORNA SAYS: “Trying to catch hold of inspiration is like trying to hold water. The tighter you squeeze, the less you hold. What can be learned is how to work (and play) with the creative process, how to cultivate the create-state, how to get out of the way and allow your creative potential to flow.

“Through fifteen years of teaching and research, I’ve seen how the creative process works for people of all classes and creeds, in every walk of life, making a great variety of different things, projects and experiences, from art to finance to tech.

“We’ve all been cut off from a great source of personal power by an education system that favours conventional over creative learning. This seminar and workshop reverse that loss, give you back what is always there for us, though we are not always there for it.

WHAT TO EXPECT

You’ll work alone alongside others, rather than in groups, on a series of charts, logs and maps to a background of inspirational music, open discussion, and deep listening.

You’ll explore your own creative motivations, capacities and challenges, then listen and learn as those who want to share discuss what emerges.

You’ll examine your values, see what your passions are telling you, and uncover a sense of mission and possibility.

As you listen and learn and — if you want to — share what emerges, you will be building yourself a creative plan, for the coming months, constructed around a seven-stage process.

You’ll leave feeling inspired and motivated, having worked with a band of like-minded others, and knowing you can access further support in the books, blog posts, and an online club. You’ll also feel confident in the knowledge of what you most truly want to make and take away:

  • a one-sentence creative intention you can completely align with
  • a delivery date for your project
  • a sense of your personal challenges and resistance patterns
  • a step-by-step timetable and plan

FAQs CREATIVE STUFF:

What if I’m not creative?

You are, you wouldn’t be alive if you weren’t but you’ve been trained out of your creative skills and abilities by a society and education system that privileges more conventional ways of thinking and being. Come along and reconnect…. people like you often benefit the most from this day.

I don’t think what I want to create can be gotten consciously.

It can… because everything can. Yes, everything, from money to meaning, from a relationship to a beautiful home. But you have to understand the essence of what you want and how conscious creation works. Then you can respond appropriately and evolve along with the different stages of the process. It’s called going with the flow and it’s an amazing way to live.

Can I really How To Harness The Creative Process In A Day?

Yes. Few of us understand the process well enough to be able to draw on it with ease. The more you practice it, the better you get at it. You will learn how.

  • How to isolate your MSS – your most significant something – and the essential wants that lie behind it.
  • How to identify the limiting attitudes, beliefs, denials, expectations and fears (abcdeFs) that underlie every creative project. And how to accommodate or dissolve them.
  • How to creatively sustain your body, mind, and spirit so you can take creative risks from a place of safety.

What’s the benefit?

The fun and freedom of a life in creative flow. As you align with your true wants you align with your true self.

PRACTICAL STUFF:

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Just drop me an email at info@ornaross.com

What’s the refund policy?

I will refund any time up to the event so you’re safe to book now, if you’re not sure of your movements, rather than wait and find it’s sold out.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

I’ll have your name on a list but no harm to bring it along.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you can’t use it, for any reason, I’m happy for you to pass it on — but do ensure you give it to somebody who’s likely to understand and welcome the ethos of the event.

    • Experience your own inspiration and creativity in action
    • Acquire three transformative creative practices
    • Learn about the challenges inherent in living a creative life and how to relish them.
    • Enjoy music and writing, connection and conversation — and lots of laughter.
    • Be energized, motivated, uplifted and inspired.
    • Leave with a personal creative map for the month and year ahead, together with techniques that you can use again and again, whenever you want.

The day also includes extensive work-and-playsheet handouts, access to my private online library with logs, maps and downloads, and a free copy of How To Create Anything.

"How To Create Anything" is a day seminar and practical workshop focussed on you: your innate creative potential and how to apply it to what you most want to create in your life.
Date
November 25, 2017
Time / Duration
10:00am GMT
Location / Address
Regent's Park University Herringham Hall Inner Circle Regents Park London NW1 4NS United Kingdom
November
28
8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT
Live on YouTube

AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

AskALLi Podcast Orna Ross Joanna Penn Advanced Salon PodcastIn this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.

Even though this Salon is primarily aimed at more experienced authors, there will still be takeaways and knowledge sharing that is relevant to all indie authors. But if you haven’t self-published yet or only have one book to your name, some of the strategies they discuss may not be relevant.

Global Dates and Times: 

Time: Like all ALLi Insights events, this one goes out at 12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1Day 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

Click here to watch the event live

You can catch up on all of our videos on ALLi’s YouTube Channel

You can listen to all of our podcast recordings at ALLi’s SoundCloud Channel

Meet the AskALLi Hosts

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She is also a professional speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.

She spent 13 years as a business IT consultant in large corporations across the globe before becoming a full-time author-entrepreneur in September 2011.

Connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn

Orna Ross
 launched the Alliance of Independent Authors at the London Book Fair in 2012. Her work for ALLi has seen her named as one of The Bookseller’s “100 top people in publishing”.

She also publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and is greatly excited by the democratising, empowering potential of author-publishing.

Connect with Orna on Twitter @OrnaRoss

In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
Date
November 28, 2017
Time / Duration
8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT
Location / Address
Live on YouTube
November
07
8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT
Live on YouTube

AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

AskALLi Podcast Orna Ross Joanna Penn Advanced Salon PodcastIn this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.

Even though this Salon is primarily aimed at more experienced authors, there will still be takeaways and knowledge sharing that is relevant to all indie authors. But if you haven’t self-published yet or only have one book to your name, some of the strategies they discuss may not be relevant.

Global Dates and Times: 

Time: Like all ALLi Insights events, this one goes out at 12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1Day 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

Click here to watch the event live

You can catch up on all of our videos on ALLi’s YouTube Channel

You can listen to all of our podcast recordings at ALLi’s SoundCloud Channel

Meet the AskALLi Hosts

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She is also a professional speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.

She spent 13 years as a business IT consultant in large corporations across the globe before becoming a full-time author-entrepreneur in September 2011.

Connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn

Orna Ross
 launched the Alliance of Independent Authors at the London Book Fair in 2012. Her work for ALLi has seen her named as one of The Bookseller’s “100 top people in publishing”.

She also publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and is greatly excited by the democratising, empowering potential of author-publishing.

Connect with Orna on Twitter @OrnaRoss

In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
Date
November 7, 2017
Time / Duration
8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT
Location / Address
Live on YouTube
September
26
8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT
Live on YouTube

AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

In this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.

Even though this Salon is primarily aimed at more experienced authors, there will still be takeaways and knowledge sharing that is relevant to all indie authors. But if you haven’t self-published yet or only have one book to your name, some of the strategies they discuss may not be relevant.

Global Dates and Times: 

Time: Like all ALLi Insights events, this one goes out at 12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1Day 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

Click here to watch the event live

You can catch up on all of our videos on ALLi’s YouTube Channel

You can listen to all of our podcast recordings at ALLi’s SoundCloud Channel

Meet the AskALLi Hosts

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She is also a professional speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.

She spent 13 years as a business IT consultant in large corporations across the globe before becoming a full-time author-entrepreneur in September 2011.

Connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn

Orna Ross
 launched the Alliance of Independent Authors at the London Book Fair in 2012. Her work for ALLi has seen her named as one of The Bookseller’s “100 top people in publishing”.

She also publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and is greatly excited by the democratising, empowering potential of author-publishing.

Connect with Orna on Twitter @OrnaRoss

In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
In this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors. Even though this Salon is primarily aimed at more experienced authors, there will still be takeaways and knowledge sharing that is relevant to all indie authors.
Date
September 26, 2017
Time / Duration
8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT
Location / Address
Live on YouTube

Past Events

  • Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Self-Publishing Questions Answered by Orna Ross and Paul Teague

    April 11, 2017 | 8pm to 9pm GMT | Live on You Tube
    Ask ALLi is a monthly YouTube Live event where members of Alliance of Independent Authors Members (ALLi) get their self-publishing questions answered by ALLi Director, Orna Ross and Paul Teague.
  • Indie Author Fringe: London Book Fair

    April 15, 2016 | All day | London
  • 3rd Annual Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival

    April 22, 2017 | Fox Inn, Hawkesbury Upton
    Orna Ross is opening Debbie Young's Hawkesbury Upton Festival . More here:
  • Self-Publishing Salon with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    April 25, 2017 | 8pm to 9pm | Online Via YouTube
    In this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    April 26, 2016 | Starts @8pm GMT | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    August 2, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    August 22, 2017 | 8pm GMT | Live on YouTube
    In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    August 30, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • Orna Ross comes to the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

    February 11, 2017 | 11am - 12:15pm | Next Key Conference Center
    During the morning session, Orna will give us an overview of how authors can now make a living from writing and build a successful indie author business.
  • An Afternoon with Orna Ross: Building a Successful Indie Author Business

    February 11, 2017 | 1-3pm | The Key Room 1385 Hamilton Pkwy Novato, CA
    During the afternoon session, we will explore the issues raised during the morning, going in more depth and using various exercises to get to the heart of your personal relationship with money, how it connects to your books, and how to take advantage of changes in the publishing industry to find your own, unique pathway to pleasure and profit.
  • Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Orna Ross and Joel Friedlander

    February 14, 2017 | 8pm to 9pm | Live on You Tube
    Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Orna Ross and Joel Friedlander
  • F-R-E-E-WRITING: Your Key to Banishing Blocks and Writing What You Were Born To Write

    February 20, 2017 | 9-12 & 2-5 Full Day Class | At San Francisco Writers Conference at the Mark Hopkins Hotel
    Writing is magic. F-r-e-e-writing is magic unleashed! F-r-e-e-writing—raw, fast, exact and easy–will enable you to write better and faster than you ever thought possible, and bring you greater health, wealth and happiness. F-r-e-e-writing reconnects you with your words and your life.
  • Dublin Writers' Conference Panel: Publishing – An Evolving Business

    Friday June 23, 2017 | 4:00PM – 5:45 PM | The Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1
    Panel: Publishing – An Evolving Business featuring Orna Ross
  • DBW INDIE AUTHOR: THE FIRST CONFERENCE FOR THE NEW PROFESSIONAL AUTHOR

    January 19, 2017 | 9:10am - 9:45am | New York Hilton Midtown
    THE FREEDOM TO PUBLISH: THE SOPHISTICATED WAYS OF TODAY’S INDIES
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    July 25, 2017 | 8pm GMT | Live on YouTube
    In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    June 27, 2017 | 8pm GMT | Online on YouTube
    In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    June 28, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Orna Ross and Mark Dawson

    March 18, 2017 | 5:00pm GMT | At Indie Author Fringe
    Ask ALLi is a monthly YouTube Live event where members of Alliance of Independent Authors Members (ALLi) get their self-publishing questions answered by ALLi Director, Orna Ross and special guest, Mark Dawson.
  • London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe

    March 18, 2017 | 10am GMT | Online on the Self Publishing Advice Centre
    Our March Indie Author Fringe Event will focus on Writing and Making a Book.
  • Self-Publishing Salon with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    March 7, 2017 | 8pm to 9pm | Live on You Tube
    In this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • BEA Indie Author Fringe Online Conference

    May 14, 2016 | All day | Online on ALLi Author Advice Centre Blog
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    May 30, 2017 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT | Live on YouTube
    In this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    May 31, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • How to Make a Living (and a Life) from Writing

    May 6, 2017 | 9:00am to 5:00pm | Room D06, Regent's Park University Inner Circle London NW1 4NS United Kingdom
    Tickets Available via EventBrite for this "How to Make a Living (and a Life) from Writing" event with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn
  • How to Make a Living (and a Life) from Writing

    November 19, 2016 | 9:00am | Room D06, Regent's Park University - Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NS, United Kingdom
    Do you want to leave your job and make a living with your writing? Would you like to transition into a full-time income from your creativity? Join Orna Ross and Joanna Penn to find out how.
  • Amazon Academy

    November 23, 2016 | 9:30am to 4:00pm | Amazon Fashion Photography Studio in Hoxton, London
    Enterprise Nation has partnered with Amazon and The Guardian Small Business Network. If you are looking to grow your business by improving your knowledge of the internet and digital technology to increase online sales and exports this is the event for you! Enterprise Nation has partnered with Amazon and The Guardian Small Business Network to deliver a one-day event with advice from a host of experts on how to succeed in the digital economy, as well as practical workshops on how Amazon can help your business grow.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    November 29, 2016 | 8:00pm GMT | Online on Google Hangouts
    Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Orna Ross & Joanna Penn. Each month, Orna Ross answers Member’s self-publishing questions. Our monthly Member Q&A is part of our “Ask ALLi” Campaign: in which ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) commits to answering any question about self-publishing.
  • FBF Indie Author Fringe Online Conference

    October 22, 2016 | All day | Online on ALLi Author Advice Centre Blog
  • Dublin Writers' Conference Panel: Writing Craft – The Creative Elements

    Saturday, 24th June 2017 | 14:00 – 17:00 | The Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1
    Writing Craft – The Creative Elements Panel featuring Orna Ross
  • Orna Ross Reading from/Talking about “Her Secret Rose” at Triskele Lit Fest 2016

    September 17, 2016 | 1:00pm | Lift in Islington
    Orna Ross Reading from/Talking about “Her Secret Rose” at Triskele Lit Fest 2016
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    September 27, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • Launch of Monday Motivator Email

    September 5, 2016 | Your Inbox
    Sign up for my weekly dose of Creative Motivation.
  • Nielsen Book Author & Publisher Evening

    September 5, 2017 | 17:30 – 21:00 BST | Free Word Centre 60 Farringdon Road Clerkenwell London EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
    Nielsen Book and the Alliance of Independent Authors are delighted to host an Author and Publisher Evening at the Free Word Centre in London. This is a must attend event for any authors or publishers who want to learn more about our services and how they can help ensure your books are widely available and easy to discover!