2016 Writing Workshops and Courses at Fully Booked

Ah, how we love sauntering 'round Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street, that palacial mind haven which stands as a beacon of intellectual upliftment amidst today's harried contemporary life.

Srsly, it's a cool place for geeks to hang out in. So cool that we've been hanging out at Fully Booked for seven years now. In 2009, Joem Antonio, then a humble university instructor, together with his friends at Sining Bodega, taught the first Inkblot: the Essentials of Writing Fiction at The Forum on the fourth floor of Fully Booked. Today, he has a PhD in Creative Writing and six Palanca Awards, Inkblot is now Storywriting Series 1: Story Design, and a learning community called Storywriting School now offers 10 writing courses designed by him.

We wouldn't have been able to stick around if not for the support of the great people at Fully Booked. Through their help, we've taught storywriting to many aspiring writers at relatively low fees, and at a place where aspiring writers really feel at home. We hope they never tire of having us!

This year, we're holding our courses in two sets: the genre-specific courses in June and July, and a storywriting methods set in September and October. Click on the course titles below to find out more about or to register for each course.

How to Create your Own Children's Storybook
June 11, 2016 (Sat) at 2:00-5:00PM
Create your own 32-page picture book which you could print or convert into PDF. Not a writer or an artist? Fear not! You’ll be given basic know-how, which makes the course perfect for parents, teachers, and anyone who loves kids!
P1,550 (P1,250 if registered and paid before Jun. 11)

How to Write Love Stories
June 25, 2016 (Sat) at 10:00AM-5:00PM
How do two people fall in love? When can we say that someone actually is in love? Heck, what really is love? Going beyond the classic love story formula, we’ll look into the core of romantic relationships, extracting the principles that’ll have audiences rooting for your characters.
P2,900 (P2,400 if registered and paid before Jun. 25)

How to Write Sci-fi/Fantasy Stories
July 30, 2016 (Sat) at 2:00-5:00PM
How do you create your own imagined world with its own creatures, rules, and mythos? How could you introduce that world to your audience? How do you build a story within that new world? By the end of this three-hour crash course, 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.
P1,550 (P1,250 if registered and paid before Jun. 30)

Storywriting Series 1: Story Design
September 24 and October 1, 2016 (Sat) at 10:00AM-5:00PM
Bring that story concept to life! Learn how to create characters, set up a plot, make events vivid in the minds of your readers, and rewrite for polish.
P5,500 (P4,500 if registered and paid before Sep. 24)

Inspire me a Story
October 8, 2016 (Sat) at 9:00AM-12:00PM
Still waiting for inspiration to strike? Get the tools and exercises that will allow you to discover or make inspiration on the fly.
P1,550 (P1,250 if registered and paid before Oct. 8)

Destroy that Writer's Block
October 8, 2016 (Sat) at 2:00-5:00PM
Writer’s block is a symptom of a deeper problem. Learn how to spot the cause of writer's block and how to get unstuck.
P1,550 (P1,250 if registered and paid before Oct. 8)

Storywriting Series 2: Storytelling
October 15 and 29, 2016 (Sat) at 10:00AM-5:00PM
Keep your audience at the edge of their seats. Learn about the basic human reactions and how to lead your readers’ emotions, at the right pace!
P5,500 (P4,500 if registered and paid before Oct. 15)

Got questions? Email us at info at storywritingschool.com or send us a private message through our Facebook page.

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