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 35: You Don’t Have To Have The Answers

Many of us think our writing needs to take readers somewhere, and needs to help them think or feel a certain way.

In this episode of The Written Compass, I share how this thinking can easily keep you stuck and not writing… the very opposite of your book writing goals! I provide you with some tips and tricks for shifting this mindset from “needing to know the answers” to “being open to what the words want to share.” And, I talk about the relationship between your words and the readers’ experience with them.

After listening, share this episode and your thoughts with me over on IG @shanahartman_

And, 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_