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 113: The Power of a Writing Community

Writing is often viewed as a solo act, something we do on our own, because ultimately you are the one that gets the words down. However, we may not realize that all of our writing is influenced by others. So, how do we make the most of the influence: with a powerful writing community.

Today’s episode breaks down what makes a great writing community and how it is essential for you to go from idea to publish. Here are the highlights:

  1. Inspiration and Motivation: when we write in community with others we naturally vibe off of other’s energy. We get excited to write. We get more ideas flowing.
  2. Accountability: when I know someone is waiting for me to show up to a writing day or waiting for my next draft, I am more likely to show up and so are my words.
  3. Affirmation: when we write on our own, we aren’t sure how our words are landing until we share them with others. It is so powerful to share a line from a draft and hear someone get excited and respond positively.
  4. Gremlin killer: the negative voices that show up as we are writing can get loud. A writing community helps you realize the value of your words

If you are ready to explore what a writing community can do for you and your writing goals, head to to get on our calendar and talk about next steps. If you want some help kicking things off, download my Embodied Book Writing Kickstarter:

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