Storywriting Basics: Story Design (formerly known as Inkblot: the Essentials of Writing Fiction) is a 12-hour 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

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 2-3, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

Penbrothers, Rockwell Business Center, Mandaluyong

₱6,000 (₱5,200 if paid on or before Mar. 1)*

April 24-25, 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

Microtel Palawan, San Jose, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Regular rate: ₱5,200 (₱4,500 if paid on or before April 13)*Scholarship rate: ₱4,230 (₱3,670 if paid on or before April 13)*

June 1-2, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday), 11:00AM-6:00PM

Fully Booked Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati

₱6,500 (₱5,500 if paid on or before May 31)*

July 8-9, 2019 (Monday-Tuesday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

5F Sunshine Place, Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City

₱6,500 (₱5,500 if paid on or before Jul. 7)*

November 9-10, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

Buku-Buku Kafe, SM Southmall, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas City

₱6,500 (₱5,500 if paid on or before Nov. 8)*

*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.