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 42: Slow is Smooth Writing

I get a LOT of ads about professing claims like…“I wrote my book in a weekend and now I want to share my simple template for you to do the same!” OR “My clients write their books in 36.2 hours on average and you can do the same.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of feeling like I have to speed through everything. Bigger, faster, harder is not always the best thing. For writing, it’s often what pushes people away from writing and sharing their writing with others. So, in this week’s episode, I share the well-known Navy Seal slogan, “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast,” and explain how this approach is an alternative to the write as fast as possible plans. I share how the pressure to write quickly:

  • Doesn’t always result in the best writing
  • Doesn’t fit most heart-centered, mission-driven folks
  • Often encourages bypassing the very healing parts of writing

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