Writers and readers alike don't just want stories. They want good stories. And a good story begins with a good premise, both for the reader and the writer. But where does one get good ideas? How does one know if the idea is already good?

The Writer's Spark: Catching Ideas is a course that trains you, through a ton of writing drills, to generate story ideas at will. You'll learn how to develop your Observation skills, process your own Experiences, and spark your Imagination towards a good story premise. Then, you'll practice building premises that leave you and your readers wanting more. You'll leave the course with the ability to create premises that beg to be written.

Minimum age for this workshop: 14 years oldOnline class duration: 7 days

Our teacher

The Writer's Spark: Catching Ideas is taught by Filipino playwright and author, Dr. Joem Antonio. He holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is an eight-time Palanca Award winner. Dr. Joem 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.

Online Courses

We conduct our online classes using Google Classroom, Drive, Calendar, and Meet. All coursework (text lectures and writing exercises) are available at the start of class and are meant to be accomplished at the student's own pace within the class duration. The class includes one call with a personal writing coach and a Q&A video chat with Dr. Joem, but availing of these is optional. Those who submit all required writing exercises by the deadline will receive a digital certificate. Students aged 8-12 are required to have a parent or guardian to assist going through coursework. More info >>

February 13-19, 2021 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT+8

₱3,500 (₱2,500 if paid on or before Feb. 12)*

*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 the Storywriting Skills Bootcamp.

You may enroll in it as a standalone course, but you may also take it as part of an intensive 28-day program.

Are you ready for an intense, month-long, online writing program?

The Storywriting Skills Bootcamp is a four-week online bootcamp that will help you sharpen your skills for the four stages of story building: brainstorming, pre-writing, writing, and rewriting. Through short lectures and a ton of writing drills, you'll gain the habits necessary to make each stage easier than before.

Individual courses

The Storywriting Skills Bootcamp is comprised of four consecutive seven-day online courses. If you'd like to know more about them, please click/tap on the course titles below.

Note: You may register for any of these courses individually if you prefer not to take them in bootcamp mode. Bootcamp mode is more strict and will have less hand-holding from our coaches.

What are the differences between a regular student and a bootcamper?

  1. The bootcamp fee must be fully paid the day prior to the first day of the first course in the bootcamp.

  2. The bootcamp fee is a payment for the specific dates included in the bootcamp. Students enrolled in a bootcamp ("bootcampers") WILL NOT be allowed to transfer to later schedules.

  3. Bootcampers will not be entitled to grace periods that Storywriting School gives to those who are enrolled to individual courses.

  4. Bootcampers will only be entitled to two (2) coaching video calls throughout the duration of the bootcamp, instead of one per course for those who are enrolled to individual courses.


February 13 to March 12, 2021

₱8,800 (must be paid in full by Feb. 12)*