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 33: What is Your Author Platform?

“I know I need to build a platform before I publish.”

Have you made this statement before? I had a recent client talk about this as the one thing that was keeping her from really getting into writing her book. So, I decided to create an episode that breaks down:

  1. What an author platform is?

  2. Myths and truths about them

  3. Aligned ways to connect with and grow your audience and share your book

If you are ready to stop spinning your wheels, and get on the writing train, then be sure to join us for the Write NOW 30-day writing challenge! Click HERE for all the details!

If you want to learn more about how to keep the ideas flowing, head over to for more resources. 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_