FEBRUARY 2, 2021 TO MARCH 9, 2021

Writing With Caspian

A Six-Week Writing Course

Join author and teacher Jonathan Rogers as we examine
Prince Caspian with a writer’s eye.

We’ll be returning to Narnia for the next installment of the “Writing with…” online classes. In Writing with Caspian, we will read through Prince Caspian together and examine how C.S. Lewis achieves his particular kind of magic. Then we’ll apply his techniques to our own writing.

Writing with Caspian includes six 90-minute live lectures* via Zoom, as well as a dedicated online forum for discussion and writing exercises. 

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

Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Story structure
  • Dialogue
  • Writing movement and action
  • Point of view
  • Characterization
  • Setting
  • Tone
  • Showing and Telling
  • Description and Imagery
  • Figurative Language 

Dates: 
Tuesdays, February 2 to March 9, 2021 

Times:
Student Cohort: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Central
Adult Cohort: 3:00 to 4:30p.m. Central

Cost: $69

Intended Audience:
Adults, High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers*

*There are two “cohorts” of Writing with Caspian–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.

Weekly Workload

REQUIRED TEXT:
C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

WEEKLY WORKLOAD:
Reading: two or three chapters of Prince Caspian
Writing: 300-500-word exercise
Watching: One live 90-minute lecture
Online Discussion: I will post several discussion questions each week. Hopefully they will lead to fruitful discussion in which you can participate as time allows.

Reading Plan

 
FEBRUARY 2
Chapters 1 –3
 
FEBRUARY 9
Chapters 4-6
 
FEBRUARY 16
Chapters  7-8
 
FEBRUARY 23
Chapters 9-10
 
MARCH 2
Chapters 11-13
 
MARCH 9
Chapters 14-15

About the Instructor

Jonathan Rogers is the author or the Wilderking Trilogy, The Charlatan’s Boy, The Terrible Speed of Mercy, 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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