The Written Compass

Episode 118: Lessons from Writing and Publishing Collaborative Books

In today’s episode, I talk about what I have learned from publishing multiple collaborative books. Lesson 1: All the benefits of publishing with way less words Lesson 2: Community is everything Lesson 3: Increased reach And, we have an exciting new process for our Unveiling the Secrets series… head to shanahartman.com/authorsubmissions Two options: You have something written…

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Episode 117: Find Your Writing Anchor

Ok, you’ve got a lot of words down, but something feels a bit chaotic or disorganized about the writing you’ve done so far. You aren’t quite sure whether to keep writing, start revising, or just what to do next. Here is where your writing anchor can support you and give your writing a clear direction. In today’s…

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Episode 116: Trust Yourself

Imagine this: you have found THE support you have been waiting for, the sign you have been praying for, the very deeply aligned community to help you. You say yes, despite the significant investment, despite the gremlin fear voice you hear, despite never having done this before. You trust yourself! You trust that this decision…

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Episode 115: When Writing & Embodiment Combine: A Conversation with Philip Shepherd

In today’s episode of The Written Compass, I had the pleasure of interviewing Philip Shepherd. Philip is a long-time expert on embodiment and has published several books on the subject. We had so much fun and deep conversations about… writing as an embodiment tool how our words are an embodiment of us what defines embodiment…

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Episode 114: Using Writing to Get Unstuck

Sometimes life is difficult. When you have writing goals, these difficult moments start to hinder your writing progress. What if you being stuck is actually a great time to use writing to support your personal struggles? In today’s episode of The Written Compass, I talk you through: why writing about your personal life is so…

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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…

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Episode 112: How to Publish a Journal

Many people love a good journal. Consequently, publishing a journal seems like an easy book and publishing asset. But, there is more to it than pretty pages made in Canva! In today’s episode of The Written Compass, I break down the tips and tricks for creating a quality journal. Highlights include: focusing on the user experience…

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Episode 111: Building a Business Around Your Book

You’ve got a book. Now what? Can I really build a business from my book? The answer is YES! I share 3 common models for building a business around your book: Focus–the book(s) and your writing is the focus of the biz Parallel–the book(s) coordinate and work together with your other business offerings Empire–the book(s)…

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Episode 110: Coaching Yourself Through Self-Sabotage

It’s normal for fear to show up at various stages of your writing process and journey. One of the places I see it show up the most is at the beginning and ending, especially right before we hit publish. Tune in to find the 3 key questions to ask to coach yourself through the self-sabotage…

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Episode 109: How to Tell Your Story

I often hear people say, “I feel like I have a story to tell.” Then, they go on to share how they don’t know where to begin, what to include, how to organize it, etc. In today’s episode, I walk you through some clear steps on how to get your story down (and it doesn’t…

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