Write Now. - Writing Courses and Workshops

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Fully Booked GB5
Apr 28, 2018
11:00 AM
Admission : Php 2,800 - Php 6,000

 

How to Write Love Stories

It's not only lovers who hit a snag in their love story. Writers do, too! We all look for love, yet love itself remains a mystery—likely the reason why we find ourselves stuck at some plot point, just when we thought we had a great love story.


Ask yourself: how do two people fall in love? When can we say that someone actually is in love? What obstacles will truly test the love of two people? Why would one person forgive another? How can two people stay in a relationship for a long time or—gasp!—as long as they both shall live? Heck, what really is love?

We’ll tackle these questions and more in How to Write Love Stories, a six-hour crash course. Going beyond the classic love story formula, we’ll look into the core of romantic relationships and extract the principles that make love true and meaningful for the people involved.

 

Our teacher

How to Write Love Stories is taught by Dr. Joem Antonio. As a playwright, he has written stories on love that have won him a few Palanca Awards. He has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is currently the Program Director of the MA Humanities program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.

 

April 28 (Saturday), 11:00AM-6:00PM

Fully Booked, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati

₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before Apr. 27)*

 

*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.

 

To register, please visit https://www.storywritingschool.com/courses/enroll

 

 

How to Write Sci-fi/Fantasy

Writing a story is one thing, but creating a world with its own creatures, rules, mythos? How does a writer create that imagined world? What are its necessary elements? How do you introduce an audience to your created world? What details could you leave out? And, more importantly, how do you build a story within that world?

 

How to Write Sci-fi/Fantasy is a six-hour crash course that will tackle those questions and more. By the end of the session, you'd be able to build your own sci-fi or fantasy story that's not just about dragons, vampires, dark forests or magic, but about letting humanity take center stage.

 

Our teacher

How to Write Sci-fi/Fantasy is taught by Dr. Joem Antonio. A playwright and published author, he has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is an eight-time Palanca Award winner.

 

May 5 (Saturday), 11:00AM-6:00PM

Fully Booked, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati

₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before May 4)*

 

*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.

 

To register, please visit https://www.storywritingschool.com/courses/enroll

 

 

How to Write Crime Fiction

There's always something fascinating about the dangerous side of the law. Whether it's from the perspective of those who break the law or of those who enforce it, the adventures that stem from their exploits have kept many readers glued to their seats. Some of us even get inspired to write our own crime fiction. But how do we, law-abiding citizens, build a crime scene from our imagination? How do we lead our amateur sleuth to secure justice? Moreover, how do we get into the mind of our criminal?

 

How to Write Crime Fiction is a six-hour crash course that covers the basic principles of the genre, particularly how to situate crime within the story, planning out the sleuthing process, and fleshing out both the criminal and detective characters.

 

Our teacher

How to Write Crime Fiction is taught by Dr. Joem Antonio. He has won eight Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for his plays and short stories. As part of his work in obtaining a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman, he did studies on crime fiction by local authors. Dr. Antonio is currently the Program Director of the MA Humanities program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.

 

May 12 (Saturday), 11:00AM-6:00PM

Fully Booked, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati

₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before May 11)*

 

*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.

 

To register, please visit https://www.storywritingschool.com/courses/enroll

 

How to Write Children’s Stories

How to Write Children's Stories is a six-hour crash course on storywriting for a young audience. You’ll receive lectures about the audiences covered by children's literature, as well as story design principles and exercises that will help you quickly build children's stories. You'll leave this workshop with guidelines on dealing with both children and adult readers, tools to help in assuring the story's language fit for children, and a writing process that will help you produce more stories despite your busy schedule.

 

Do you have little to no writing experience? Fear not! This crash course will cover the basics, which makes the course perfect for parents, teachers, and anyone who loves kids!

 

Our teacher

How to Write Children's Stories is taught by Dr. Joem Antonio. A published children's book author, he has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is an eight-time Palanca Award winner.

 

May 19 (Saturday), 11:00AM-6:00PM
Fully Booked, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati
₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before May 18)*

 

*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.

 

To register, please visit https://www.storywritingschool.com/courses/enroll

 

Storywriting Basics: Storytelling

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.

 

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)*



*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.

 

To register, please visit https://www.storywritingschool.com/courses/enroll

 

 

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