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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 With Puddleglum, we will examine The Silver Chair with a writer’s eye, to see how we can make Lewis’s techniques work in our own writing.

Writing With Puddleglum includes 15-18 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, January 30-March 5, 2024

Student Cohort: 10-11AM Central
Adult Cohort: 1-2PM Central

Cost: $97

Intended Audience:
Adults, High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers

There are two “cohorts” of Writing With Puddleglum–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


  • Dialogue
  • Setting
  • Narration and Point of View
  • Juxtaposition and Inversion
  • Plot Structures
  • Characterization
  • Transmuting idea into story

Reading Plan

All readings from
The Silver Chair

Jan 30: Chapters 1–2

Feb 6: Chapters 3-5

Feb 13: Chapters 6-8

Feb 20: Chapters 9-11

Feb 27: Chapters 12-14

Mar 5: Chapters 15-16

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About the Instructor

Jonathan Rogers is the author of 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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