The Written Compass

The world of business needs more inclusive and intuitive stories and voices. If you are here you are curious about disrupting the status quo and activating the power of language, your language, by writing and sharing your amazing message. Dr. Shana Hartman, spouse, mother of 3, and Ph.D. turned embodied writing coach hosts The Written Compass. A podcast for inspiration, education, and activation of powerful new narratives in the world of business and life for heart-centered folks just like you.

Episode 29: Writing Challenge: How to Create Your Own

When you are a business owner, it’s sometimes difficult to come up with content day after day, email after email, post after post. The same is true when you are a business owner trying to write a book–it can feel like you are starting from ground zero. That is why I want to talk about…

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Episode 28: Why Do You Write?

I LOVE writing. I LOVE teaching. I LOVE being an embodied writing coach. Why do you write or love writing? Asking yourself “why” can be a very powerful tool when it comes to tackling the writing of your book. Trust me when I say that the “why” is the fuel to your writing flame. In this episode,…

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Episode 27: Performative Writing vs Embodied Writing

We’ve all heard the phrase stop “shoulding” on yourself. Ya know, it’s the idea that we need to check in with and let go of the “shoulds” we might be following. As a biz owner this might show up as “I should be posting 3 times per day. I should email my list 2 times…

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Episode 26: A Conversation about Canned Writing

In this episode, I am joined by two of the writing coaches who serve our clients in our “This is the Year I Write My Book” program  Drs. Jeanie Reynolds and Cindy Urbanski. We have been talking and writing about writing for over a decade together, and we are excited to share a topic that recently…

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Episode 25: How to Turn Anything Into a Book

You’ve heard me talk before about how there’s not one business owner that I know who does not write in some way, shape, or form. Recently I was reminded of this when I met an amazing business strategist, and she was delivering a workshop that had a beautiful workbook that accompanied the workshop. This workbook…

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Episode 24: The Power of Writing Retreats

We all know how refreshing time away can be when we go on vacation or go to a conference. What if you could bring this vibe to your writing? In this episode of The Written Compass,, I share the power of writing retreats. And, guess what, you don’t have to actually go anywhere. I share different…

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Episode 23: Honoring Your Process

We are fully into spring here in North Carolina, and what I share in today’s episode very much mimics the weather we are experiencing… some days are hot and some are cold, then others are windy, and then there’s the rain! It’s all over the place. This “all over the place” feeling is often how…

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Episode 22: What if You Just Stop Writing?

In this episode, I want to share a slightly unusual strategy for helping you keep your book-writing vibes going. And, it’s not what you think. Many of the heart-centered biz owners I work with have never written a book before, or if they have done so, it was done from pushing and grinding the words out….

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Episode 21: Play with Your Sentences

All of us learned what sentences were when we were in school, but we did not learn how to play with our sentences. In this episode, Dr. Shana Hartman invites you as a writer to play with your sentences and will teach you how to do just that. Shana Hartman is a Ph.D. turned embodied writing…

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Episode 20: The Mess IS the Book

Have you ever felt stuck in your writing and everything feels like a mess? In this episode, Dr. Shana Hartman explains how your book is “the mess” and how you can wade through it to find the magic. Shana Hartman is a Ph.D. turned embodied writing coach. Her 15+ years of experience as an English professor…

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