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 64: Top 20 Writing Tips Part 3: Making Your Words Sing

Ok, so in our 4-part series, we are now to Part 3. You’ve gotten your words down, you have a draft going, and now how do you really make your words appealing to the reader and jump off the page? Here are our 5 tips for doing just that: Capture moments, memories, conversations, a turn-of-phrase,…

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Episode 63: Top 20 Writing Tips Part 2: Getting Your Words Down

Welcome to Part 2 of our four-part series where I share the top 20 tips my team and I feel best support anyone on their writing journey. In this episode, I share the next five tips focused on getting words down or drafting your book. Here is a brief overview: Word vomit, without judgment. Talk…

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Episode 62: Top 20 Writing Tips Part 1: Getting Started

This is a kickoff for a series on what my team and I feel are the top 20 writing tips to support anyone on their writing journey. Part 1 focuses on getting started, and I share 5 simple tips to help you with setting up your writing journey. Here is a brief overview: Don’t wait…

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Episode 61: What is the Best Support For Writing?

Once you decide you are finally going to write your book, you may be looking for the best ways to support your writing process. Today’s episode breaks down the most common approaches I see people using: Solo: writing and publishing on your own Piecemeal: piecing together and investing in support as you need it Full…

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Episode 60: How To Build Your Author Legacy

You not only know you want to write a book, but you want to write multiple books and leave a legacy of core messages from your business and life experiences that will live beyond your lifetime. In today’s episode, I break down the unique, embodied path for creating this legacy. Here is the summary: You…

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Episode 59: This IS The Year You Write Your Book

Want to learn the behind-the-scenes way that I support clients in finally planning their process for writing and publishing their book? Today’s episode includes a breakdown of: How to begin planning your book (it’s not what you think!) Why reflection is an important first step How your “why” behind your book is the secret sauce for actually…

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Episode 58: Free Training! “3 Ways to Know If You Are Ready To Write Your Book”

In today’s episode, I’m giving you access to one of my most popular trainings: “3 Ways to know if you are ready to write your book.” Here is what you can expect: How to know if a book is right for you without wasting a lot of time researching The secret to knowing what your…

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Episode 57: To Book Launch or Not to Book Launch… That is the Question!

I have an amazing new client who my team and I are helping complete the final formatting of her book and helping her submit to Amazon KDP. We were getting a bit tangled on when to publish her book, when it could feasibly be ready and available for purchase, and whether to do a BIG…

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Episode 56: What Goes In My First Chapter? Creative Ways to Begin Your Book.

If you have ever had to do any kind of planned communication whether verbally or written, you probably have had to consider how you want to begin. In today’s episode, I break down the common ways folks can begin their books, bring the reader in, and get the reader ready for the rest of the…

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Episode 55: Laura Wieck, author “The BodyMind Method”

Get excited because we have a special guest today! In a world that praises and centers the brain as the primary source for healing and transformation, Laura Wieck has spent her career helping others connect to the wisdom within their body and fully live life connected. The past 7 years, she has grown BodyMind Coaching…

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