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Orna Ross

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Orna Ross is an indie author who inspires and motivates others towards creative living, through her novels, poems and creativist tools and teachings.

Her website is: http://www.ornaross.com

Orna is also founder and Director of ALLi, (pronounced "ally", not ALLee), the Alliance of Independent Authors, a global, nonprofit association of writers focussed on ethics and excellence in self-publishing.

http://allianceindependentauthors.org

Since 2013, she has annually been named "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" by The Bookseller magazine.

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This week, among other things, Debbie Young brings us 7 Avoidable Rookie Errors for Indie Authors – any sound familiar?


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“It's good to have an end in mind but in the end what counts is how you travel.”
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“You can have anything you want so long as you realise that you can't have everything you want.”
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“If you can't change your mind, you can't change anything.”
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“Where there’s life, there’s learning, and the truth is always calling us out of our pride. If we don’t harken, it will call louder, and throw a situation at us. A pebble at first. If we still don’t listen, we’ll get a stone. Then a rock. Then a great crashing boulder. We must learn, or die.”
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Susan Thank you for the invite! Can't wait to read your book, Blue Mercy!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 2: by Orna

Orna Ross Shelley wrote: "Dear Orna,
My thanks for following on Goodreads. I can't wait to read your books. My favorite authors are Shakespeare, Sophocles,Homer,Joyce,Dante and last but not least Milton. I did enjoy readin..."


How nice to meet you here and what a wonderful list of authors. I'm a lover of Portugal and great admirer of Saramago.

I hope you enoy reading and look forward to your feedback.


Shelley Jerige Dear Orna,
My thanks for following on Goodreads. I can't wait to read your books. My favorite authors are Shakespeare, Sophocles,Homer,Joyce,Dante and last but not least Milton. I did enjoy reading Junot Diaz's The Brief and Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao, and Jose Saramago's Blindness. Shelley@whirlz on Twitter.


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