Storywriting Basics: Story Design (formerly known as Inkblot: the Essentials of Writing Fiction) is a writing course on the method of storywriting. It's not your typical writing workshop where participants read out their work to be critiqued. This course will give you a clear method on how to bring a story concept to life; you’ll learn how to create characters, set up a plot, make events vivid in the minds of your readers, and rewrite for polish.

Storywriting Basics: Story Design is made up of four three-hour modules:

  • Accuracy, Concreteness, and Efficiency
  • Prewriting
  • Writing
  • Editing

You'll leave with:

  • guidelines on the basic control of written language;
  • the essentials in preparing to write a story;
  • a method on turning an outline into a story; and
  • a method on improving drafts.

Minimum age for this workshop: 8 years old
Live (face-to-face) class duration: 12 hoursOnline class duration: 14 days

Our teacher

Storywriting Basics: Story Design is taught 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.


You'll find our course schedule below. Can't make it to any? Fear not! We could notify you about new schedules or you could schedule your own.

March 7-8 (Saturday-Sunday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

The Other Room, Malingap St., Teacher's Village, Quezon City

₱6,500 (₱5,500 if paid on or before Mar. 6)*

May 30-31, 2020 (Saturday-Sunday), 11:00AM-6:00PM

Artspace, Fully Booked Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati

₱5,000 (₱4,000 if paid on or before May 29)*

This class will be held online.

*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.

This course is part of a bundle!

Take the whole bundle and save.

  1. Storywriting Basics Bundle

March 2020 at The Other Room, Malingap St., Quezon City

  • Storywriting Basics: Story Design [March 7-8 (Saturday-Sunday), 10:00AM-5:00PM]
  • Storywriting Basics: Storytelling [March 14-15 (Saturday-Sunday), 10:00AM-5:00PM]
  • Storywriting Basics: Characterization [March 21 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM]

Bundle rate: ₱11,000 (Must be paid in full by March 6, 2019)

Terms and conditions:

  1. The bundle rate of ₱11,000 must be paid in full on or before Mar. 6, 2020.
  2. The bundle registration is for only one (1) specific participant. No substitutions allowed.
  3. The bundle package rate is a payment for Storywriting Basics: Story Design, Storywriting Basics: Storytelling, and Storywriting Basics: Characterization in March 2020. Those availing of this package rate WILL NOT be allowed to transfer to later schedules.
  4. The bundle package rate is not valid in conjunction with other discounts and promos.