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 102: How To Be #1 on KDP

Many folks who write a book want to be a #1 Best Seller! On KDP, this doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it does. In today’s episode, I share how we support our clients in achieving #1 and top 10 rankings on KDP! Highlights: it’s important to know what the KDP rankings actually mean it’s…

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Episode 101: What You Need to Write

I love talking to folks about their writing ideas. I get giddy hearing them go from thought to thought, verbally laying down one powerful word after another. Then, something shifts. Almost like clockwork, they begin telling me all the things they need so they can actually write what they just shared. In today’s episode, I…

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Episode 100: Celebrating 100 Episodes!

I am celebrating 100 episodes of The Written Compass. In the episode, I discuss what I have learned, what myself and my team are celebrating, and I share the amazing books we have published. Highlights on what I learned: do it before you are ready Let it be messy Trust yourself Stay the course Celebrating…

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Episode 99: 10 Writing Prompts for Inspiration

In today’s episode, I share 10 powerful and inspiring writing prompts to get you out of your head and into your words! Some are my own, some are borrowed, all are going to support you in going from blank page to writing flow. I have them all written down, but I dive further into each…

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Episode 98: #1 Book Killer

I was talking to an amazing artist and writer recently. This woman had been working on her book for years. She was struggling with what so many aspiring writers do: overwhelm. We have such an unhealthy fascination with doing things on our own, stretching ourselves too thin, and wondering why the things we really value are…

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Episode 97 Reflection: What if the MESS is the way forward?

I was on a recent coaching call with a client and she was elbow-deep in some powerful, healing, and messy personal writing. But, she felt stuck in writing “the book.” This got me really curious about how we often compartmentalize the “messy” parts of our writing journey and process versus writing that is polished, ready…

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Episode 96: How Can I Support Your Writing?

In this episode, I share all the different ways myself and my team support people just like you on whatever their writing journey may be! Our mission: We envision a world where all voices are heard and all experiences are valued. We believe writing is a pathway to connecting with self and honoring our experiences….

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Episode 95: Unveiling the Secrets: Meet Karen Taylor

In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the amazing, direct, powerhouse that is Karen Taylor! Karen is one of our amazing authors who has participated in our two collaborative books at Synergy Publishing Group: Capturing the In-Between and Unveiling the Secrets. Her first solo author debut book, Learning to Respect My…

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Episode 94: How to Capture Your Ideas

In Episode 92 I did some fun exploring of what work and living and writing gets to look like. Hopefully that episode supported you in realizing you are basically always writing. So, in today’s episode, I offer some practical steps on how to capture your continuously creative self. These are the very tricks and tools…

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Episode 93: Gratitude Guide (That Will Support Your Writing)

Often coming up with ideas for writing is presented as this thing we don’t yet have and must come up with, and then we can write! In this episode, I get curious about how we can actually tap into the bazillion ideas we have swirling around through the practice of gratitude. Join me as I walk you…

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