Orna Ross

About me

I worked for 20 years in writing and publishing in Dublin, as journalist, editor, novelist, creative writing lecturer and literary agent.
In 2009, I moved to London and found, as Proust said of Venice, that “my dream had become… quite simply, my address”. (Though the dream does includes a sojourn to the sunnier climes of California each winter.)

I used to be published by Penguin but am now an indie author. I’ve enjoyed and benefitted enormously from that switch and it led me to found The Alliance of Independent Authors, which I now run.

From my website

Talking to the BBC about self-publishing

BBC interview with video journalist Dougal Shaw, together with other fab folk like Michael Tamblyn of Kobo, John Bond of Whitefox and others doing interesting selfpubbie things.

What’s Happening in Self-publishing News

Creatives can keep up with all that’s happening in the ever-growing self-publishing industry with a quick click over to my partners and friends at ALLi. In our regular self-publishing news post this week, are reports on how digital technology has revolutionized publishing in independent authors’ favour,  and also  the impact growing…

Seven Stages of The Writing Process: Stage 6: Clarification (Editing)

If you have truly given yourself over to choosing, germinating, researching, drafting and deepening, each in their turn, you have now, finally, reached the point where you can let your inner editor off the leash. Editing is arguably the most demanding stage of the writing process, the one that more…

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