There's always something fascinating about the dangerous side of the law.
Whether it's from the perspective of those who break the law or of those who enforce it, the adventures that stem from their exploits have kept many readers glued to their seats. Some of us even get inspired to write our own crime fiction. But how do we, law-abiding citizens, build a crime scene from our imagination? How do we lead our amateur sleuth to secure justice? Moreover, how do we get into the mind of our criminal?
How to Write Crime Fiction is a crash course that covers the basic principles of the genre, particularly how to situate crime within the story, planning out the sleuthing process, and fleshing out both the criminal and detective characters.
Minimum age for this workshop: 15 years old
Online class duration: 7 days
How to Write Crime Fiction is taught by Filipino writer, Dr. Joem Antonio. He has won eight Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for his plays and short stories. As part of his work in obtaining a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman, he did studies on crime fiction by local authors. Dr. Antonio is currently the Program Director of the MA Humanities program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.
We conduct our online classes using Google Classroom, Drive, Calendar, and Meet. All coursework (text lectures and writing exercises) are available at the start of class and are meant to be accomplished at the student's own pace within the class duration. The class includes one call with a personal writing coach and a Q&A video chat with Dr. Joem, but availing of these is optional. Those who submit all required writing exercises by the deadline will receive a digital certificate. Students aged 8-12 are required to have a parent or guardian to assist going through coursework. More info >>
August 7-13, 2021 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT+8
₱3,500 (₱2,500 if paid on or before Aug. 6)*
October 30-November 5, 2021 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT+8
₱3,500 (₱2,500 if paid on or before Oct. 29)*
*Minors, full-time students, employed or licensed teachers, homeschooling parents, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens are automatically given a 20% scholarship after presenting documents as proof.