Author Ongol Ambrose – Attach value to yourself and your writings and readers will buy at whatever cost you price it at.
A brief about author Ongol Ambrose (in his own words)
My name is Ongol Ambrose and I am a Ugandan author aged 37 years and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration (BSWSA) and Masters of Social Work (MSW). I am a Lecturer, a motivational speaker and Media Practitioner. I have lectured for 8 years and worked in the media for 10 years.
I am also an Evangelist and I have preached the gospel of Jesus Christ in Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan and many Districts in Uganda. I also translate books and short stories from English to Luo for Organizations called Patient Relief Mission in Kampala Uganda and Equipping with Truth Ministries in Lira, Northern Uganda. Currently, am living in Lira city – Uganda. I still do not have sales link yet but am looking forward to getting one.
For “Turning The Impossible Dream Into A Reality”
I have discovered that many people do have dreams in life and they desire to turn those dreams into a reality. Therefore my main objective in this book is that success is not about being lucky, but rather knowing what it is in life that one desires and having the right mindset and behavior to draw upon one’s potential to achieve it.
Fundamentally one should recognize, discover, tap and develop those potentials. Indeed the key drivers of success are one’s will power, passion, creativity, perseverance, resilience, responsibility and the quest for excellence.
This practical book is to encourage young people to learn to borrow a leaf from successful people and in that way many of them would achieve what they thought was impossible coming to pass as they read stories of successful people in this tale. So the book targets youth and those responsible for training, mentoring and counseling them.
How long did it take to get your first novel / book published?
It took me one year to get the first book published. I was still getting used to penning down my writing since I didn’t have experience.
What mistakes did you make with the publishing of your first book which you try not to repeat?
I had a lot unpublished scripts which I generated through research and inspiration which I put them together and published in one book. I would have used these scripts to produce two books or even more. The first book was a bit voluminous and had a lot of stuff packed together. Now, I usually write my books between 70 – 100 pages. This was surely a learning for me and am sure for others also.
Can you focus on working on two books or stories at the same time? Yes. Currently, am working on two books concurrently. It’s all about how you plan well your writing time because failing to plan is planning to fail.
Is there a modus operandi you follow and formulate before you actually start writing your next book?
Yes. I always come up with the book chapters first and plan how many words I want to write in a day. I also set timeline for myself and adhere to it. If you are pretty well organized, things move faster than expected. Do try it.
Does the writer’s block actually exist? Any tips you would give to come out of it.
Yes, it does exist. People fear spending money to buy good books expensively and some people have a poor reading culture. Attach value to yourself and your writings and those who find the book valuable will buy at whatever cost.
What was the book that most influenced your life, and why?
Well, the book titled “The power of positive thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale influenced my life in the sense that it changed my world view and I developed a positive mindset that all things are possible. You have to focus your mind and work hard towards achieving your goals. It always seems impossible until it is attempted.
How often do you read other books/novels? Who are your favourite authors?
I always plan and read 2 books in a month. My favourite authors are Dr. Myles Munroe, Norman Vincent Peale, Robert H. Schuller, Napoleon Hill.