About Orna Ross

I write novels and poems and nonfiction about how to be more creative -- in everything. Previously a journalist, and lecturer in 'Creative and Imaginative Practice' at WERRC, University College Dublin, I am now a fulltime reader/writer.

Recent Activity

  • Orna shared from The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
    Life is about deciding what matters. It’s about the fantasy that determines the reality.
    Note: What fantasy is shaping your reality?
  • Orna shared from Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem
    nothing profits more Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right Well manag’d.” JOHN MILTON, 1667
  • Orna shared from Ensouling Language: On the Art of Nonfiction and the Writer's Life by Stephen Harrod Buhner
    Our lives may be determined less by our childhood than by the way we have learned to imagine our childhoods.
    Note: yes & a thousand times yes!
  • Orna shared from Before The Fall: A Novel (An Irish Trilogy II) by Orna Ross
    the same molecules dance in me and in everything.
    Note: from BEFORE THE FALL
  • Orna shared from Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W. B. (William Butler) Yeats
    every one is a visionary, if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt is a visionary without scratching.
    Note: Reading Yeats's Irish folktales ~ research for my new book
  • Orna shared from The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
    Inside was unbearable, and outside beyond my imagining.
    Note: Best one-sentience definition of depression I've ever read almost finished The Forgotten Waltz
  • Orna shared from The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
    a couple of women in the room had the confused look that Botox gives you, like you might be having an emotion, but you couldn’t remember which one.
    Note: great description of what Botox does by the great Anne Enright:
  • Orna shared from The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
    Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.
    Note: Reading @spressfield's War of Art
  • Orna shared from The Survival of Thomas Ford by John A. A. Logan
    Jimmy’s sightless eyes and frozen, grinning face regarded the moon as though in appreciation of some great joke.
    Note: A taste of @johnalogan's scintillating prose in THE SURVIVAL OF THOMAS FORD
  • Orna shared from Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
    Beneath every history, another history.