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What is The Habit?

Are you looking to grow as a writer and connect with others who share your passion? The Habit is an ever-growing library of teaching resources from author Jonathan Rogers.

Online courses, short videos, webinars, discussions, writing prompts, critique groups, podcasts, and other helps will guide you on your journey toward excellence.

But even more importantly, The Habit is a hub of community where like-minded writers can connect, discuss, and give one other just a little more courage.

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The Habit Weekly is a free letter about writing from Jonathan Rogers. Every Tuesday morning you’ll get practical writing advice and the encouragement you need to keep moving forward on your writing journey.

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The Habit Blog is the archive of The Habit Weekly. It is a trove of insight, wisdom, and practical advice on a variety of writing topics.


Should You Put Themes In Your Writing?

In office hours last week, a writer in The Habit Membership asked about themes: was she supposed to be inserting themes in the stories she wrote? Her favorite stories, after


Allen Levi Bears Witness to a Good Life

Singer-songwriter Allen Levi lost his brother and best friend Gary ten years ago this summer. He memorializes his brother’s life—and especially the year he was his brother’s full-time caretaker—in The Last Sweet Mile,


What If You Don’t Have Any Story Ideas?

In last Tuesday’s edition of The Habit Weekly, I discussed a “way into” the process of short-story-writing that I have found helpful in my writing and teaching. Novelist John L’Heureux

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Comparing Notes is a podcast in which Jonathan Rogers discusses writing with other writers. Comparing Notes is part of the Rabbit Room Podcast Network.

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Every month, Jonathan Rogers hosts an hour-long webinar on writing. The webinar is free and open to all. Recordings of the monthly webinars are added to The Habit resource library, where members have access at any time.

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