Writing With Feechies

A Six-Week Writing Course

Join author and teacher Jonathan Rogers on a writerly tour of his novel, The Bark of the Bog Owl.

Register for adult cohort (College-age and up)

Register for student cohort (high-school and middle-school)

In the Writing with… series of online creative writing classes, I have walked fellow writers through some of my favorite books in order to learn how we can apply those writers’ methods and techniques to our own writing. In Writing with Feechies, I will walk you through my own novel, The Bark of the Bog Owl. Besides discussing my methods and techniques, I will provide an insider’s view of the lessons I learned while writing my first novel.

Writing with Feechies 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:

  • Where story ideas come from
  • Narration and point-of-view
  • Dialogue and dialect
  • Setting
  • Character
  • “World-borrowing”
  • Writing action
  • Pacing
  • Abstract and concrete language
  • Handling “big ideas” in fiction

Date and Time: 
Tuesday afternoons, October 13 to November 17, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Central

Cost: $69

Intended Audience:
Adult, High School, Middle

*There are two “cohorts” of Writing with Feechies–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 are separate in the discussion forums. Adults will be interacting with adults, and students will be interacting with students.

Please register for the appropriate cohort.

Adults (College-Age and up) Register here
High-schoolers and middle-schoolers register here

Weekly Workload

Required Texts:
Weekly Workload:

Reading: four or five chapters (approximately forty pages)

Writing: optional 300-word writing 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

October 13
Chapters 1 –4
October 20
Chapters 5-9
October 27
Chapters  10-14
November 3
Chapters 15-19
November 10
Chapters 20-23
November 17
Chapters 24 – Epilogue
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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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