Nothing engages a reader more than an empathetic character.
When the reader is able to place himself in the shoes of someone within the story, he feels the stakes involved and cares for the story's outcome.
But how can a writer avoid the pitfalls of making characters bland, stereotypical, or unrelatable? How does one avoid the trap of writing unnecessarily lengthy character profiles? How can the writer flesh out the character without sacrificing the pace of the story?
Storywriting Basics: Characterization is a writing course that offers an effective and efficient approach to developing characters. The workshop uses the story design approach to give characters greater depth as the story continues to move forward.
Online class duration: 7 daysMinimum age for this workshop: 8 years old(Online students aged 8-12 are required to have a parent or guardian to assist the child in accomplishing coursework.)
Our course creator
Storywriting Basics: Characterization was created by Dr. Joem Antonio. A published author and playwright, he holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is an eight-time Palanca Award winner. He believes that writing is a skill that can be learned by even those who weren't magically "born with the talent." Through his writing courses and workshops, he teaches writing as a science, leaving students with clear methods that allow them to move their writing projects forward.
What you get with each writing course registration
Lectures and writing exercises that give you a step-by-step method for building stories.
Get feedback from a writing coach within the duration of your course.
Meet the requirements, receive a certificate.
Train to be a writer while experiencing the conditions that most writers work with: specific assignments, lots of reading, even more writing, flexible work hours, and a deadline.
Coursework in each of Storywriting School's online workshops is composed of text lectures and writing exercises, which you will have seven days to finish at your own pace. Our online courses follow the usual workflow of a writer: some reading, lots of writing, and a flexible schedule that ends in a deadline. Finish on time and you get a printable certificate of completion. If you want great value for money, training in the writer's lifestyle, or a workshop that's suited to your schedule and location, this modality is best for you.
Choose a scheduleTake any seven-day online writing course on your preferred schedule.
November 4-10, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00*
November 18-24, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00*
*If you are in the Philippines (GMT/UTC+8:00), your course officially starts at 8:00 AM.
Choose a coachYour fee depends on the coach you choose. Please click/tap on the coach's name to view his/her registration page.
Coach Joem Antonio - course creator, creative writer
Coach Esther Suson - professional editor and writing coach
We're still figuring out how to best resume face-to-face classes. Stay tuned!