Author and professor Jonathan Rogers of Grammar for Writers demonstrates how good reading can produce writing with powerful symbolism and memorable characters from Harper Lee’s enduring classic.
Part of the new Creative Writing with Jonathan Rogers series. This product is only available in a streaming digital format.
about 24 minutes
6 hrs and 57 minutes
Supplemental Writing Exercises
This is a two-part exercise about first-person point of view:
Skim two chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird and note every place where Harper Lee shifts from writing in-scene to writing out-of-scene, or vice versa.
Now go back to the out-of-scene sections. What does Harper Lee accomplish by pulling out of scene? Some of the possibilities from the video lesson include: