Storywriting Basics: Storytelling is a 12-hour 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.

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.

June 9-10 (Saturday-Sunday), 11:00AM-6:00PM

Fully Booked, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati

₱6,000 (₱5,200 if paid on or before Jun. 8)*

August 18-19 (Saturday-Sunday), 9:00AM-4:00PM

Love Monday Cafe, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

₱6,000 (₱5,200 if paid on or before Aug. 17)*

*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.