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 26: A Conversation about Canned Writing

In this episode, I am joined by two of the writing coaches who serve our clients in our “This is the Year I Write My Book” program  Drs. Jeanie Reynolds and Cindy Urbanski. We have been talking and writing about writing for over a decade together, and we are excited to share a topic that recently got us riled up: canned writing.

Canned writing, or template writing, is not new. Many a writing teacher or coach has had good intentions by offering fill-in-the-blank guides and templates in an attempt to make writing easier. However, as we discuss in this episode, our experience is that this kind of thinking actually silences our writing voices instead of lifting them up. Be sure to leave a review on this one, share it on Instagram, and tag me @shanahartman_, as I’m sure you will have lots to say!

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_