Julie L. Kusma, MHE, MA. English, Creative Writing, Fic. and Presented by King-Kusma
Derek R. King, Managing Quantity Surveyor, Morrison Construction, lives in Scotland where, in his spare time, he writes nonfiction, fiction, children’s’ books, poetry, and education books for all ages.
Julie Kusma, MHE, MA. English, Creative Writing, Fic.. Currently lives in the USA and writes speculative fiction, mainly paranormal and psychological horror, children’s’ books, poetry, and education books for all ages.
King-Kusma offer specialized writing presentations with the key components to help you understand the writing process
King-Kusma offers a 50-minute overview of the writing process, PREMISE to PUBLICATION. This informative presentation discusses the main points of this process and provides many examples, plus handouts for teachers to use with their students on their writing projects.
A brief writing process overview is helpful, but valuable information lies within each phase. Each key component is examined more profoundly in this series of five 50-minute sessions, one for each writing process phase. Each session presented includes examples and handouts, for each
Interactive workshops allow students to participate meaningfully in the writing process. For example, taking their idea to a story premise, world-building, or learning about the different types of poems and writing poetry themself.
The authors also provide ‘readings’ from their Children’s Picture Books to Primary students. The chosen book will be donated to the classroom after the session.
From “The Writing Process: Premise to Publishing” presented June 13, 2022 at Galashiels Academy, Galashiels, Scotland UK to 120 National 5 English pupils.
“Derek King and Julie Kusma came to speak to our whole N5 English cohort this week about the writing process. They gave insights on how to write and publish fiction, from coming up with ideas to the final stages of publishing and marketing. There were lots of good tips for our pupils and it was great to show our keen writers that it is possible to create a career out of writing, as well as publish books while working in a different day job. Handouts were useful and emailed in advance for teachers to use. Overall, a very informative session for our pupils.”
Sophie Mitchell, Principal Teacher of English, Galashiels Academy
“…pitched at exactly the right level for our young people who benefitted from their first-hand knowledge”Nicola Shaw, DYW School Coordinator
“Thank you to Derek and Julie for their informative and enjoyable presentation. It was wonderful to hear about Derek and Julie’s career paths and inspiration for our young people to write. The presentation was pitched at exactly the right level for our young people who benefitted from their first-hand knowledge on this potential career path.”
Nicola Shaw, DYW School Coordinator
“Absolutely fantastic presenters… the pupils were very engaged“Amy Hamilton, DYW School Coordinator, Earlston & Eyemouth High School
From “The Writing Process: Premise to Publishing” presented August 30, 2022 at Earlston High School, Earlston, Scottish Borders, UK.
“Absolutely fantastic presenters to have in school. The pupils were very engaged, and it was great to hear how a love of writing can be transformed into a career. Highly Recommend and we hope to have Derek and Julie back in future.”
Amy Hamilton, DYW School Coordinator, Earlston & Eyemouth High School
Earlston High School, Earlston, Scottish Borders, UK.