“At last, now you too can get your dream of writing a book fulfilled!”
Since founding Project Author in 2011, a number of aspiring authors – my students—have become published authors (even best-selling authors).
Thanks to Union Church of Manila – I am leading this workshop again. This time the theme of Project Author is : write to inspire, equip and evangelise.
So, perhaps you have a book in your heart that is begging to be written. You may call it a burden, or a calling. All you know is that the idea of writing a book was planted in your heart and it keeps on coming back, like the tide. Come and join us!
This ministry edition of Project Author is specially designed to help you get your books written, published, promoted and distributed. Books that the Lord has placed in your hearts to write… These are books that will become “missionary” books, bringing the good news to people all over the country and the world through that unique story or stories that only you can write and tell; books that will serve to equip the church, or inspire people to come closer to God.
I’ll be leading and facilitating the sessions myself and I’ve invited some special guests—published inspirational authors—to share their author stories as well.
So, if you’re a Christian leader, influencer, worker, minister, pastor—or just a lover of God with a story, who has a burden to write a book to spread the good news, equip the church, or inspire people to become closer to Jesus—then come and join us!
Here are the details:
Project Author – ministry edition
write to inspire, equip and evangelise
april.28.2018 – saturday, 9am-5pm
union church of manila – legaspi village, makati
Tickets at P750 (Early Bird until 4.22.18) to P1,000 (regular) includes lunch, snacks, inspiration, etc.
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Come and join us at Project Author and you don’t have to be like the many people in this world who have dreamt of writing a book but got stuck not knowing how to go about it and never got near to publishing their book, let alone writing a few chapters.
Instead, you can be like, Dr Marnie, one of my past students who’s always dreamed of writing a book. Now she actually has two books written and published. This is what she emailed me after having her first book published:
“To my Project Author mentor Ardy Roberto: You have such a wonderful program that helps a lot of aspiring authors achieve their dreams, and I am one of them.” – Dr. Marnie Prudencio, Project Author student, and author of The Best Investment: Preparing Your Child’s Body, Mind and Soul for Life’s Adventures
And Dr Marnie is not the only one. I’m thinking of Project Author students like Randell Tiongson, Jayson Lo, Dennis Sy, JC Libiran, Leila Hernandez and even Miriam Quiambao (yes, she was my student before she became my wife!).
This is what a former bank executive said,
“I’m very happy to be part of Project Author because this has proved to be the tool I needed to give birth to this book, which has been brewing in my mind for years. I’m very grateful to Ardy Roberto and the team for inspiring me and guiding me to get this book done.” – Leila Hernandez, Project Author graduate, Now the author of The 9 to 5 Millionaire
And yes, I will be like your midwife in the birthing process of your book. And I’ll help you make the birthing process much less painful with less “contractions.”
Actually, I just finished writing my 9th book yesterday. It felt like (I imagine) giving birth. Of course, the women are protesting about me using that metaphor in my FB post, but I’m not comparing the pain of childbirth with the “pain” of finishing a book.
It’s the joy of finally seeing what you’ve been carrying inside you for months or in the case of others like Leila, for years.
In this class you’ll be with fellow writers and be inspired to write. I’ve gathered stories and lessons that will inspire you to jumpstart your book dream and equip you with practical tools and knowledge (from organizing and brainstorming your content, and learning how to start writing that book even if you think you’re too busy to write).
Imagine seeing your name on the cover of a book being displayed and sold in bookstores
I’ll help you discover your right way to get started to write; and how to see your book through until it’s published and out there in the market. You’ll discover writing and publishing “hacks”, how to avoid “newbie” mistakes, and you’ll learn how to navigate the ins and outs of writing, publishing and promoting your book.
You’ll also hear inspiring stories from a special award-winning guest author who’ll I’ll invite as a surprise guest. You’ll learn how I “block out writer’s block” and how I come up with book ideas, and compelling content that have made my books best-sellers and win awards.
Looking forward to writing with you!
Thank you and God bless!
Founder, Project Author
p.s. Start your journey as an author! Just come and join us. You’ve got nothing to lose but your excuses not to write! 🙂 It’s time to start following the call to write.
RAVE REVIEWS from previous Project Author students:
“‘Ordinary’ authors having their books published isn’t really far-fetched!” – Armando Quiazon, Portal4Youth Foundation
“Very inspiring stories. I can’t wait to sit down and write!” –Ruth David, Meralco
“You’re doing something that inspires and changes people’s lives.” – Lilian V. Reyes, Profriends
It’s ridiculously so affordable. It’s not P10,000, or P7,000 or even P4,500 (which is how much full day quality seminars go for these days). Since this is a ministry edition and I want to encourage as many fellow Christians who have a burden to write, Union Church and I agreed to price this seminar at just P1,000! And this even includes lunch! Wow. And you can even save P250 and pay just P750 IF you register and pay before April 22.
April 28, 2018 (8:45am to 5pm) | The Union Church of Manila
How to register?
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject : Enrol me at Project Author, include your name and contact number in your email body. Lucy, my OIC, will get in touch with you and ask you to deposit payment to our account.
You can register and pay online for your convenience:
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About your Project Author facilitator:
Ardy Roberto has over 25 years of experience in the publishing industry (magazines and books) and has helped friends and family become published authors here and in the US. He gets a real fulfilling kick seeing people’s dreams of becoming an author realized.
Ardy is a graduate of the Stanford Professional Publishing Course (SPPC) held in Stanford University, CA, USA. He has also attended Mark Victor Hansen’s Mega Book Marketing Course at the Book Expo America in New York City. He’s also invested more than a decade of distilled time in researching, reading and keeping up to date in the publishing world. Ardy also has the benefit of having mentoring moments with other successful publishers and authors like John Maxwell, Denis Waitley, Mark Victor Hansen, Tony Buzan, The Stanford University SPPC faculty and others.
He has authored/co-authored eight books, including The Heart of Healing, a Gintong Aklat (Gold Book) Award Finalist for Best Inspirational Book” at the 2010 Manila International Book Fair;S4 – Success Secrets of the Sales Superstars, a DSAP Chairman’s Awardee; The Best of Marketing Rx (volumes 1 and 2) published by Anvil and PDI; Ang Pera Na Hindi Bitin, the #1 bestselling book of National Bookstore’s Philippine publications from April 2011 to August 2011 (before it ran out of stock); Real Men are POGI (which hit #5 in National Bookstore and the perennial bestseller of OMF Literature – Ang Buhay Na Hindi Bitin, with over 400,000 copies printed and sold.
Ardy also facilitates a special writing class for global leaders internationally.
More Rave Reviews for Project Author:
|“I can fulfill my dream of becoming an author…and I think all this time I have been prepared for that, so thank you, Ardy, for Project Author!” – Dr. Grace Zamora-Roldan, Project Author graduate, Now the author of Fire Walk, Faith Walk and The Asia I have Come To Know
“What I enjoy the most in this class is the camaraderie amongst our classmates and wanting to really support each other in our goal to complete our book.” – Miriam Quiambao, Project Author participant, Author of He will Catch You When You Fall
“What I enjoyed the most is networking with first-time authors, and being mentored by one of the finest authors in the Philippines … who is really encouraging us to be like him.” – Mon Dimalanta, Project Author participant, Upcoming author of A Million and One Blessings
With mega-best selling author, Rick Warren of Purpose Driven Life
I’ll share with you what I’ve learned from international authors and from attending international publishing and writing conferences all over the world–from Kenya to Singapore to the U.S.