It's not only lovers who hit snags in their love stories. Writers do, too! We all seek love, yet love itself remains all too mysterious—likely the reason why we find ourselves stuck at some plot point.
Ask yourself: how do two people fall in love? When can we say that someone actually is in love? What obstacles will truly test the love of two people? Why would one person forgive another? How can two people stay in a relationship for a long time or—gasp!—as long as they both shall live? Heck, what really is love?
We’ll tackle these questions and more in How to Write Love Stories, a crash course on the genre. Going beyond the classic love story formula, we’ll look into the core of romantic relationships and extract the principles that make love true and meaningful for the people involved.
Minimum age for this workshop: 13 years oldOnline class duration: 7 days
How to Write Love Stories is taught by Dr. Joem Antonio. As a playwright, he has written stories on love that have won him a few Palanca Awards. He has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and teaches graduate students 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 >>
July 24-30, 2021 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT+8
₱3,500 (₱2,500 if paid on or before Jul. 23)*
October 16-22, 2021 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT+8
₱3,500 (₱2,500 if paid on or before Oct. 15)*
*Minors, full-time students, employed or licensed teachers, homeschooling parents, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and employees of Canva Philippines are automatically given a 20% scholarship after presenting documents as proof.