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 34: Punctuation I Love

When you think of punctuation, do you roll your eyes and sigh? Do you just see it as a necessary part of writing?

Whatever your views and relationship with punctuation, this episode is going to give you a new perspective! I love to think of punctuation as a road map for your readers. In this episode, I share…

  • how periods are like stop signs
  • how commas are like speed bumps
  • how semicolons are a yield sign where you stop(ish), then keep going
  • how dashes are my fav, like commas on crack

Join me for a unique look at punctuation, then share this episode and your thoughts with me over on IG @shanahartman_

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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_