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.
Online class duration: 7 daysMinimum 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.)
Note: This course is part of our Storywriting Skills Series, which is a more advanced set of courses compared to the rest of our offerings. We recommend this series to those who have taken at least one of our Niche or Storywriting Basics Courses. Despite that, we do not impose any pre-requisites for this course, especially if the student decides that this is the class they need.
Our course creator
The Writer's Spark: Catching Ideas was created 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.
What you get with each writing course registration
Lectures and writing exercises that give you a step-by-step method for building stories.
Get feedback from a writing coach within the duration of your course.
Meet the requirements, receive a certificate.
Train to be a writer while experiencing the conditions that most writers work with: specific assignments, lots of reading, even more writing, flexible work hours, and a deadline.
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 great 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.
Choose a scheduleTake any seven-day online writing course on your preferred schedule.
November 4-10, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00*
November 18-24, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00*
*If you are in the Philippines (GMT/UTC+8:00), your course officially starts at 8:00 AM.
Choose a coachYour fee depends on the coach you choose. Please click/tap on the coach's name to view his/her registration page.
Coach Joem Antonio - course creator, creative writer
Coach Esther Suson - professional editor and writing coach
We're still figuring out how to best resume face-to-face classes. Stay tuned!