Storywriting Basics: Story Design 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 modules:
Accuracy, Concreteness, and Efficiency
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.
Online class duration: 7 daysCafe class duration: 6 hoursMinimum 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. Minors in a Cafe Class are required to have a parent or guardian with them at all times.)
Storywriting Basics: Story Design is taught by Filipino writing teacher, 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.
Meet the requirements, receive a certificate.
Apply what you've learned by submitting your draft or outline to receive written feedback from our consultant panel.
Take this workshop as a seven-day self-paced course during your preferred Class Week.
The best bang for the buck—our online writing courses contain comprehensive content and more time for completion. 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 the greatest 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.
Note: Because our online courses require time management, we require students aged 8-12 to have a parent or guardian to assist the child in going through coursework.
Online Class Weeks
Choose a Class Week. Those marked "Group Rate" come at a lower fee!
2nd Quarter, 2023
April 22-28, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
April 29-May 5, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
May 6-12, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
May 13-19, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
May 20-26, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00 [Group Rate!]
May 27-June 2, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
June 3-9, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
June 10-16, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00
Your registration must be fully paid before the start of your online class.
Want to get the best price? Join the group booking the Class Weeks below.
May 20-26, 2023 (Saturday-Friday) (Saturday-Friday)
12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00 [Convert to your time zone]
Group Rate: US$70.00/PH₱3,600.00*
This course is part of the Storywriting Basics Bootcamp.
You may enroll in it as a standalone course, but you may also take it as part of an intensive 28-day program.
Our face-to-face classes are shorter, but more targeted. Dr. Joem Antonio customizes the group's chosen course to their priorities and objectives. For now, we do not have pre-scheduled classes like we did before the pandemic; however, you may form your own group and choose a course from one of our sixteen writing courses. We do small group classes (1-3 students) called Cafe Classes in our partner venues. We're also open to engagements at other locations.
Available Cafe Class Schedules
The following Cafe Class schedules are in the Philippine Timezone (PHT)
April 29, 2023 (Saturday) 10:00AM-5:00PM
May 6, 2023 (Saturday) 10:00AM-5:00PM
May 13, 2023 (Saturday) 10:00AM-5:00PM
May 20, 2023 (Saturday) 10:00AM-5:00PM
May 27, 2023 (Saturday) 10:00AM-5:00PM
June 3, 2023 (Saturday) 10:00AM-5:00PM
June 10, 2023 (Saturday) 10:00AM-5:00PM
Note: The above schedules include a one-hour lunch break.
Tier 1 Cafe Class Venues
Fee: ₱12,000 (₱2,000 non-refundable fee to reserve a date, ₱10,000 payable at the start of class)
Includes a maximum of ₱2,000 worth of food and drinks from our venue partner, as well as a table for four
We are working to add more venues to our list.
Note: We require minors to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the Cafe Class. While we don't require that the parent or guardian participate, he/she will occupy a seat as one of the three students. This is because a Cafe Class is confined to a table for four. One seat will be occupied by the instructor, while the remaining three is for the student(s) and companions.