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 47: Write Like a Kid

When you were a kid did you ever write stories? Me too! But somewhere along the way, that kid-like approach to writing got swapped for heavy pressure and concern for being and writing “right.” In today’s episode, I share several simple ways you can tap into that child writer again. If you love this episode, then you’ll love…

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Episode 46: Verbal Writing

There is a stigma around what writing is supposed to look like. What is the image that shows up for you? Do you picture someone at a typewriter or computer? Do you picture a lovely journal and fancy pen? Often we envision black words on the white page as the only way writing can show…

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Episode 45: My Writing Business Journey

I love when business owners share some of their journey and “behind the scenes” of how and why they do what they do. In today’s episode, I’ll share: How I became an embodied writing coach My experience as a BodyMind Method Coach Why how I talk to clients is so important How I run my…

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Episode 44: Auto-Generated Writing Friend or Foe?

There are some really cool writing support tools out in the world. One type I see often are websites and apps that auto-generate writing for you. In this week’s episode, I get curious about whether this kind of tool is a friend or foe in your writing journey. Here is a sneak peak at some…

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Episode 43: What is the Embodied Writing Mastermind?

I share a lot about how you can work with my team and I to get your amazing non-fiction personal growth and/or business strategy book out in the world. In today’s episode I decided to really break down what that program, the Embodied Writing Mastermind looks like. I describe our 3 core elements of the…

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Episode 42: Slow is Smooth Writing

I get a LOT of ads about professing claims like…“I wrote my book in a weekend and now I want to share my simple template for you to do the same!” OR “My clients write their books in 36.2 hours on average and you can do the same.” I don’t know about you, but I’m sick…

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Episode 41: Getting Feedback on Your Writing: How to Ask for What You Need

“Is it good?”…“Just tell me what to fix.” These are often the ways we’ve learned to ask for feedback on our writing. Yet, neither of these requests are very helpful when writing your book. In this week’s episode, I break down 4 powerful types of writing feedback to ask based on the stage of writing you…

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Episode 40: Best Revision Tip… Make the Familiar Strange

When we are writing, we are often sharing things we’ve said before or written before. We are writing things we teach over and over. We write stories and experiences that we’ve shared before. Then, when we go to revise and edit our words, it can be difficult to really “see” whether our words are landing…

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Episode 39: What Does “Show Don’t Tell” Mean?

We’ve all heard the phrase “show don’t tell.” But what do we really mean by it? In this episode, I share: a brief history of the phrase how the heck it became so popular the myth around this technique that we often miss as writer how to apply this to non-fiction writing You’ll walk away…

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Episode 38: How to Begin?

If you have ever wondered how to even get started with your writing, then this episode is going to demystify and debunk some of the common ways we’ve learned to start a piece of writing. In this episode you’ll learn: how starting at the “beginning” keeps you stuck a powerful technique called “focused free writing”…

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