April 6, 2021 TO MAy 11, 2021

Writing With Jane Austen

A Six-Week Writing Course

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

For the next installment of  the “Writing with…” series, we are headed to the countryside of Regency-era England. In Writing with Jane Austen, we will read Pride and Prejudice together in order to understand how Jane Austen created a story that remains compelling more than two centuries later. Then we will apply her principles and techniques to our own writing.

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

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

  • Narration and Point of View

  • Withholding Information, Revealing Information

  • Dialogue

  • Creating Memorable Characters

  • Tone

  • Voice

  • Narrative Pacing

  • Showing and Telling

  • Setting

  • Handling “Big Ideas”

 

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

 

 

Dates: 
Tuesdays, April 6 to May 11, 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 Jane Austen–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:
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

WEEKLY WORKLOAD:

Reading:
Ten Chapters from Pride and Prejudice (35-40 pages)

Writing:
One 500-word writing exercise

Watching:
One live 90-minute lecture/discussion via Zoom

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

 
APRIL 6
Pride and Prejudice, Chapters 1-10
 
APRIL 13
Pride and Prejudice, Chapters 11-20
 
APRIL 20
Pride and Prejudice, Chapters 21-30
 
APRIL 27
Pride and Prejudice, Chapters 31-40
 
MAY 4
Pride and Prejudice, Chapters 41-50
 
MAY 11
Pride and Prejudice, Chapters 51-61

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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