FEBRUARY 6 – MARCH 12, 2020


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Join author and teacher Jonathan Rogers as we examine 

The  Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with a writer’s eye. 

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 Through the Wardrobe, we will examine The Lion, the Witch and the  Wardrobe with a writer’s eye, to see how we can make Lewis’s techniques work in our own writing. 

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

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

Date and Time: 
Thursday afternoons, Feb 6 – March 12, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Central

Intended Audience:
Adults and High-Schoolers

Cost: $69

Course Topics






Showing and Telling

Concrete and Abstract Language 

Desire, Choice, and Consequence

Figurative Language

Juxtaposition and Inversion

Plot Development

Reading Plan

All readings from
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Feb 6: Chapters 1–3

Feb 13: Chapters 4–6

Feb 20: Chapters 7–9

Feb 27: Chapters 10–12

Mar 5: Chapters 13–15

Mar 12: Chapters 16–17

About the Instructor

Jonathan Rogers is the author or 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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