Writing Through The Wardrobe

Join author and teacher Jonathan Rogers as we examine 
The  Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with a writer’s eye.
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Reading C.S. Lewis can be a master class in how to write. His prose is clear and vivid, his dialogue is convincing, he strikes a fine balance between showing and telling, and he has a gift for conveying abstract ideas in concrete language. In short, Lewis’s writing embodies the principles that writing instructors try to inculcate.

In Writing Through the Wardrobe, we will examine The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with a writer’s eye, to see how we can make Lewis’s techniques work in our own writing. 

Writing through the Wardrobe includes 18 short recorded lectures, six 60-minute live Zoom discussions, as well as a dedicated online forum for discussion and optional writing exercises. 

*Recordings of the discussions will also be available for learners who can’t attend the live discussions

Tuesdays, February 7-March 14, 2023

Student Cohort: 10:00-11:00 AM Central
Adult Cohort: 3:00-4:00 PM Central

Cost: $97

Intended Audience:
Adults, High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers

There are two “cohorts” of Writing Through The Wardrobe–one for adults (college-age and up), and one for high-school and middle-school students.

The course content is the same for either cohort, but the two cohorts will attend separate lecture/discussions and participate in separate forums. Adults will be interacting with adults, and students will be interacting with students.

Please register for the appropriate cohort.

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Course Topics

  • Narration
  • Characterization
  • Setting
  • Dialogue
  • Conflict
  • Showing and Telling
  • Concrete and Abstract Language 
  • Desire, Choice, and Consequence
  • Figurative Language
  • Juxtaposition and Inversion
  • Plot Development

Reading Plan

All readings from
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Feb 6: Chapters 1–3

Feb 13: Chapters 4–6

Feb 20: Chapters 7–9

Feb 27: Chapters 10–12

Mar 5: Chapters 13–15

Mar 12: Chapters 16–17

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About the Instructor

Jonathan Rogers is the author or the Wilderking Trilogy, The Charlatan’s Boy, The World According to Narnia, and other books. 

He hosts The Habit Membership, an online library of teaching resources and gathering place for writers. He also hosts The Habit Podcast and teaches and encourages thousands of writers every Tuesday through The Habit Weekly newsletter. 

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