The Written Compass

Hosted ByDr. Shana Hartman

A podcast for inspiration, education, and activation of powerful new narratives in the world of business and life from heart-centered folks just like you.

Episode 25: How to Turn Anything Into a Book

You’ve heard me talk before about how there’s not one business owner that I know who does not write in some way, shape, or form. Recently I was reminded of this when I met an amazing business strategist, and she was delivering a workshop that had a beautiful workbook that accompanied the workshop. This workbook was 20-30 pages long. It was beautiful, it was well-formatted, and it had some great tools in it. I quickly realized that she could turn that workbook into a book! So, in today’s episode of The Written Compass, I want to talk about how you can turn anything from your business into a book.

The key to doing so is understanding each of the following in the current form/genre of your writing and figuring out what this looks like for a book:

  1. Your approach as a writer

  2. Your audience

  3. Your purpose

I’m excited to share, so grab a notebook and dive in.

We are now enrolling for our spring class of “This is the Year I Write My Book” signature embodied writing program. If you have been wishing and waiting for a sign that NOW is the time to finally write (or finish) your book, then this is IT! Head to for all the details and to grab your special seat today!

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Shana Hartman is a Ph.D. turned embodied writing coach. Her 15+ years of experience as an English professor informs her work now as the CEO of Synergy Wellness, a multifaceted company that serves her local community of Shelby, NC through massage and BodyMind Coaching, and Synergy supports others virtually through coaching programs focused on using the wisdom of the body as a guide for creating an abundant life. Her favorite way to listen and get embodied is through writing! She is most known for supporting heart-centered business owners in getting their amazing messages out into the world in a powerful book. When not coaching and working with her clients, she can be found hanging with her family of five in her 1924 home in Shelby or exploring a new city with her hubby, Jeff. Connect with Shana on Instagram @shanahartman_