|Your name: Brandon Schettler
Your home town: Nashville, TN
Your major(s): English and Creative Writing
What are your career plans? Teaching English or helping businesses handle communications, and writing.
What is your favorite book or author and why? Stephen King is my favorite author because he creates captivating stories like no one else.
What is your favorite word? Juxtapose.
Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer.
My freshman English teacher gave me a huge breakthrough with creative writing. She was giving feedback on a creative writing assignment when she told me that putting “said” after dialogue is less distracting than “retorted,” “commented,” or other tags. When characters “say” something, you focus more on their words rather than what the author is putting after them. This gave me a breakthrough with creative writing to make the author as invisible as possible and to focus on the story.