Storywriting Basics: Storytelling is a writing course on narration. Learn about balancing description and action, creating suspense, surprising the reader, using proper phrasing, controlling the pace, leading the reader's emotions, and more.

You'll leave with:

  • a basic understanding of the 12 basic human reactions that characters and readers go through in a story;
  • working knowledge on using the 12 basic human reactions to plot out a story;
  • a method for developing a narrative using the 12 basic human reactions; and
  • a process that tests a draft using the 12 basic human reactions.

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

Our teacher

Storywriting Basics: Storytelling 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 14-15, 2020 (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. 13)*

November 7-8, 2020 (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. 6)*

*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.