Robin’s signature program Heart. Soul. Pen. (HSP) is designed to assist writers and the writer-curious to IGNITE authentic self-expression, RELEASE judgments, and BUILD creative confidence within a safe and nurturing community. All classes include creativity exercises, writing, sharing, and the opportunity for making creative commitments.
Together, we focus on:
- Igniting creative flow
- Working with self-judgment, resistance and negative self-talk
- Allowing what wants to be expressed to come forward
- Cultivating an attitude of exploration, courage, and play
- Setting small, achievable creative commitments
- Creating a supportive self-dialogue as writers and creators
- Sharing in an uplifting, safe, and nurturing community
The vibrant Heart. Soul. Pen. community is open to writers of all levels. Women writers and writer moms are a specialty. New and experienced writers will find value in courses, quarterly e-zines, live readings, workshops, and a dedicated collective of like-minded writers:
Heart. Soul. Pen. 8-Week Signature Course is offered quarterly at Robin’s Los Angeles home. All levels from beginner to experienced writers welcome. Classes focusing exclusively on women writers are available. Winter courses enrolling now:
Monday afternoons 1-3:30 pm (women only) Jan 14-March 11 (no class Feb 18) $450 Spaces are limited.
Tuesday evenings 7-9:30 pm (open to all) Jan 15- March 12 (no class Jan 29) $450 Spaces are limited.
Heart. Soul. Pen. Quarterly is a new, literary e-zine showcasing the work of HSP writers. All writers are encouraged to submit. Get your work out of your laptop and into the world. Read it here.
Heart. Soul. Pen. Live (coming soon) is a live literary reading of HSP writers. All writers are encouraged to participate. Read live at a local theater in front of friends, family, and the public. It is a fun and festive way to share your work. Tickets will be available shortly.
Heart. Soul. Pen. Workshops are offered throughout the year for groups, wellness events, and creativity and writing conferences. These mini workshops give participants a taste of Heart. Soul. Pen. and leave them feeling re-invigorated. (Workshops are occasionally offered online through the ZOOM platform.)
Heart. Soul. Pen. Collective (coming soon) is a private online community of HSP writers who are interested in: 1) accountability and support for their regular writing practices, 2) inspiration among a like-minded community, 3) momentum, 4) expansion through creativity exercises, and 5) access to online courses, coaching, and Q&A.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“When I signed up for Heart. Soul. Pen. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to write, but I knew I wanted a safe space where I could try to figure it out. So I took a leap of faith, got out of my comfort zone and ended up meeting an amazing group of writers, all who I learned from, all who inspired me and all who I now consider friends. Additionally, and maybe most importantly, I started to actually write from my heart and soul instead of only my head. The way a car battery sometimes needs a jumpstart, my creative life urgently needed what I got at Heart. Soul. Pen.”
—Gayle Abrams, TV writer, essayist & novelist
“After her one day Heart. Soul. Pen. workshop, I eagerly signed up for Robin’s private coaching, and her the Heart. Soul. Pen 8-week writing course. Every time I went to a class or saw Robin for private coaching, I left feeling inspired with a new positive direction and vision for expressing myself. Robin sets the tone and direction of each session with ease and grace, and before you know it, you feel easy and graceful too. Her love of the creative process is contagious! She is a wonderful mix of curiosity and encouragement. Wherever you are in your own writing process, if you need a little nudge or a big push, Robin will take your lead and help you follow through on your own creative path. I highly recommend her in whatever capacity is tempting you!”
—K. Laurel, dramatist, actor, writer
“Robin’s presence is calm, supportive, and encouraging. She has a gift of seeing, sensing and knowing what her students really want, but may not even realize themselves — and then helps light a path for them to follow.”
—Melissa Gould, writer/producer
“Robin is a thoughtful and thought-provoking teacher and creates a nurturing environment to share. I am motivated to get my first book out there and move forward with my second book!”
—Teri Meyer, writer