My English Major Beat the Crap Out of Your Rockstar

Lately, I grumble a little less every time a school loan payment is due — even though, nearly 15 years later, I’m still paying the bugger off.

Who knew that a degree in Fiction Writing would be so handy? Not just English but English with a relatable plot, a storyline rooted by emotion/connection?

Now that everything’s online, compelling equals currency. Suddenly, we’re all micro-broadcasters. And writing counts. E-mail, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, newsletters… the clever manipulation of the written word, when used to communicate both information and persona — i.e., meaning — has become increasingly valuable. Not only do you have to make great music, you have to learn to write about it.

Four overarching writing components to keep top of mind:

1. Present valuable information/idea []

A Triple-A radio programming veteran, Kate has served as Music Director of the Loft at XM, Midday Host at WYEP, Evening Host at both WNCS and WUIN, as well as Content Supervisor for Pump Audio. Currently, she’s the CEO of Outlandos Music, a new-music discovery service for grown-ups. Kate has been nationally recognized for her ardent presentation of music and her ability to champion talented, compelling artists.

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