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

2018: Week 3: What are You Creating This Week?

What are you creating this week? Don’t forget to map it out (latest research says that makes it 68% more likely to happen). As ever, I’ll be blogging. It keeps me honest and accountable. As you make your own creative intentions and maps, think about how you’ll hold yourself accountable.…

Sunday: Day of Creative Rest

For me, Sunday is a day of creative rest. Lazy day. Maybe you can’t do it on Sundays but one day out of seven, down tools. Turn off the phone. Switch off. Lie low. Be lazy. Intentionally. And know that creative rest is not a break from the process, it…

Becoming A Writer, Becoming A Creative Entrepreneur

I vividly remember the first book I ever read about the creative process. It was a bright blue, frisky, spring day and I was taking a bus to Skerries, a town on the north Dublin coast, to see if it was a place where I might like to live. And…

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