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Staff Q&As: Veronica Vincent

Name: Veronica Vincent

Grade: 9

Position: Staff Writer

Semesters as a part of TCT: 1

1. Why did you decide to join TCT?

“I always liked writing just short little things for fun, and [I] usually was pretty good at it. I joined to push myself and my writing abilities. TCT was a place a little out of my comfort zone, but it was the push I needed to extend my writing skills.”

2. How has TCT helped you grow as a writer and person?

“I’ve met some really amazing, caring people through TCT. As a freshman, you don’t really know anyone. Through interviews and just the class in general, [it] has helped me to meet some new people. But overall in the writing side of it all, I’ve grown so much more than I have in any English class. We all really push each other to do our best; that has really helped me.”

3. If you were a type of cheese, what type of cheese would you be?

“For sure Pepper Jack. I’m kinda firey; you don’t want to get on my ‘bad side.’ Pepper Jack has a kick of spice to it, and I think that describes me.”

4. What is your favorite thing about writing?

“I love being able to express my feelings, especially through columns, and just letting everyone read my work, in the end, is really rewarding.”

5. What’s your funniest story of complications while working on a story? 

“I would say just figuring out a topic. I wrote seven different stories in one day for a column due the next day. I was experiencing major writer’s block and was struggling to find something I wanted to write about that would be exciting to read.”

6. Who’s your favorite literary character and why?

“To be completely honest, I don’t like to read. This year, I haven’t read many books, so I wouldn’t be able to tell you who is my favorite.”

7. What is your favorite type of story to write and why? 

“I feel like it’s generic, but I love to write columns. Just being able to share my story is really surreal to me; people are reading my work—my life story. My most recent story just hit number one on trending, and that was amazing to see that people were enjoying a story that I wrote.”

8. What are your aspirations for the upcoming decade?

“I want 2020 to be ‘my year.’ Over 2k19 summer, I was really enjoying myself. I got to hang out with my friends and not worry about schoolwork; I really want 2020 to be like that. You’re only in high school for a couple of years, right?”


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