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Keaton Benfield

Discovering ones self can happen at many times in life. That is exactly what is happening to 20-year-old Piedmont College student Keaton Benfield.

Keaton Benfield is an English major with all the dreams and passions of an aspiring writer. He realizes that he is constantly changing while on his journey. “I’m not the same person I was when I started here” Keaton said.

“I’ve learned so much and had to deal with the stress of dealing with problems that your not familiar with. So that helps you grow, but it also tells you what your annoyed with and what your strengthens an weaknesses are.”

Keaton is in his third year at Piedmont and is well into his English Major studies, but in discovering things about himself, he found a passion for journalism. “I would start writing a book, but realize it’s just like someone else’s, but I also like journalism and giving information to people who wouldn’t have it” Keaton said. He is now studying Mass Communications as well as English.

Keaton has won two awards or significant note. He won a Young Georgia Authors award in high school, and Keaton presented a research paper in New Orleans. Keaton excels at whatever he sets his sights on, and he is always finding the next step in a new exciting direction.

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Chapter 5 is the best writing workshop I have had. It goes through everything. I can’t believe that I didn’t know most of the things Knight talks about. I re-read several sections just to make sure I could use this information.

As for chapter 6, I love active voice and been using it for years. I come from a film background. I write several scripts a month. In the film industry, If a potential investor reads passive voice in your script, they close it and throw it away. It’s serious. I also love the way active voice gets places faster. It tells you what you want, now.