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.
What you get with each online writing course registration
You'll do the coursework at your own pace, but as with most writing projects, you'll have a deadline.
The moment you join the class in Google Classroom, you'll have access to all the coursework (text lectures and writing exercises), which you're meant to go through at your own schedule while aiming to finish within seven days. This mimics the typical working conditions of a writer: you have control over how you get your writing done, but your boss or client will likely have deadlines for you to meet.
Your writing coach will give you feedback.
Your assigned coach will review your writing exercises and comment on your work as needed. Your coach will also offer you one coaching call (video or voice) to discuss your goals and circumstances. This call is the only synchronous event in the online course. If you'd rather not have this coaching call, you may opt out of it.
Meet the deadline, receive a digital certificate.
If you finish all the required exercises on or before the deadline, we'll send you a digital certificate. In case you don't finish by the deadline, you may continue working on the exercises on your own, without receiving feedback from your coach. (Note: We also allow you to pay for additional weeks of coaching and extensions of your deadline, but we'd really rather you finished on time!)
Apply what you've learned by submitting your draft or outline for a story consultation.
After the end of your seven-day online course, you'll have 28 days to submit a draft or outline (maximum 2,500 words) for a complimentary story consultation. We will have 2-3 story consultants comment on your work.
Online Class Schedules
We hold classes for eight weeks each quarter. Choose a Class Week that fits your schedule.
Take this self-paced course during your preferred Class Week.
4th Quarter, 2022
October 15-21, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
October 22-28, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
October 29-November 4, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00 [Group Rate!]
November 5-11, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
November 12-18, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
November 19-25, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
November 26-December 2, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
December 3-9, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
Your registration must be fully paid before the start of class.
Want to get the best price? Join the group booking the Class Weeks below.
October 29-November 4, 2022 (Saturday-Friday)
12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00 [Convert to your time zone]
Group rate: US$70.00/PH₱3,600.00*