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Writing Institute

Writing Institute

02/21/2019 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Do you want to get published?
Most everyone would reply “yes.” But many people give up too soon if they don’t succeed in the first or second attempt. There are no guarantees for getting into print, but there are tried and true methods that will increase your chances of publishing articles and books.

Let’s talk about the kinds of writing you would like to do and where you can publish it.

The Writing Institute is a workshop for professors, students—and everyone at CCM—who longs to publish mass-market writing and academic articles and books.

We will meet on Thursday, February 21 college hour (12:30-1:30 pm) in room CH-260. (The second, third and fourth meetings will occur on Thursday, March 21, Tuesday April 9, and Tuesday April 30, all during college hour (12:30 – 1:30) in CH 260.)

During this first of four meetings during the spring semester, we will cover several topics, including but not limited to: the kinds of articles you should write (and how), how to connect those articles with the appropriate markets, how to write a “query letter” in order to contact magazine and book publishers, and what compensation you should expect. In addition, we’ll discuss how to improve your writing by looking at the beginnings of dozens of famous works of fiction and non-fiction.


Philosophy professor Kenneth Shouler, Ph.D., will lead the discussion. Shouler has published books in philosophy, politics, business, sports, and religion and has authored hundreds of articles for mass-market and academic publications. A sample of his work can be found at

* Pizza will be provided, but a head-count is needed so please RSVP to and take a moment to let me know about your specific writing interests.