HEART. SOUL. PEN.®
Where Deep-dive Creativity Meets Soul-centered Writing for Women
HEART. SOUL. PEN.® (HSP) is more than a writing course for women, it’s a movement! Heart. Soul. Pen. writing courses, live literary readings, online magazine, and Girl’s Night Out events are designed to: ignite your creative spark, release self-judgment, claim yourself as a writer, get playful, accountable & bold, and share your work in an uplifting female-empowered community.
Writers of all levels, from experienced professional writers to new writers, to the writer- curious, are welcome. Courses and events are offered throughout the year. All you need is an open heart and a pen ❤️
HEART. SOUL. PEN. writers engage in weekly writing and sharing, creativity and craft exercises, accountability and goal-setting in a supportive environment. All levels from beginner to experienced writers are welcome.
HEART. SOUL. PEN. 8-Week Course in Studio City (online for Spring 2020)
- Monday afternoon class (1-3:30 pm PST) April 13 – June 8 (No class 5/25) FULL.
- New! Tuesday PM class (4-6:30 pm PST/7-9:30 pm EST) April 14 – June 2 FULL.
- Email robin@robinfinn for more information and pricing and availability.
UCLA Extension Writer’s Program: Women’s Writing Workshop (online)
Wednesday evening class, April 15 – June 10 (7-10 pm)
Join a community of motivated women writers in this workshop designed to help you explore and share your stories. Learn more at https://www.uclaextension.edu.
For New Yorkers: HEART. SOUL. PEN. in Scarsdale, New York (moved online)
One-night writing workshop for women: Thursday, May 7th (4-6:30 pm PST/7-9:30 pm EST)
Enroll here or learn more at http://www.scarsdaleadultschool.org/
HEART. SOUL. PEN. (HSP) Zine is the online magazine of the HSP womens’ writing collective hosted by Medium.com. The magazine highlights personal narratives, musings, stories, and inspiration from talented HSP writers around the world. All HSP writers are strongly encouraged to submit their work to the zine and get their writing into the world. Writers may submit during themed calls for submissions or at any time throughout the year. The world desperately needs women’s voices! Read the zine here.
I offer private project coaching for writers and creatives who are looking to create and sustain momentum with their work. I am happy to offer a complementary consultation via phone to see if this type of support is right for you. Email me at email@example.com for more information.
Courage • Creativity • Community
“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
“Each week, HEART. SOUL. PEN. is a powerful writing experience. Robin makes it safe and supportive.”
—C. Adler, Life coach, writer
“At HEART. SOUL. PEN., I found the support of like-minded people, a teacher who is beautifully authentic and brilliant, and a true sanctuary that lasts for two and a half hours every week.”
—K. Gold, therapist, writer
“HEART. SOUL. PEN. brings together the most incredible community of kind, supportive, and talented women.”
—Lan Tran, poet and writer
“HEART. SOUL. PEN gave me the kick I needed to move confidently forward with my stalled writing process, with long-lasting effect.”
—Guen Sublette, writer and artist
“Is there a novel that’s brimming inside of you, but the idea of writing it overwhelms you so much that you constantly move it to the back burner? The answer is simple, you need Robin Finn’s HEART. SOUL. PEN. in your life!”
—Jamie Higgins, writer and mom of four
“To say I had a case of writer’s block is an understatement. I working everyday, yet was unable to finish project after project. I was spinning, stressed — I even wondered if I had lost my ability to write. I was experiencing a total creative crisis. In my very first session with Robin, she identified the problem. It was my process that was not working… I was relying on everyone else’s opinions and stopped listening to myself. She gave me the most valuable piece of advice: Youare the expert of your story. You know it better than anyone. She helped me break through the walls of self-doubt, and I finally feel good about writing again. I finished my project and I now realize that the most important voice to listen to is my own.”
—Laurie Silverstein, screenwriter
“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, essayist, author
“Robin’s class didn’t feel like a class it felt more like a meeting of the minds – brilliant, creative and inspiring minds. It pushed me to more brilliant, creative, inspiring and open in my writing and in my life. It was a true delight to be among these women, to go outside of my comfort zone and find that it was safe and welcoming!”
—Jocelyn Clegg, therapist, writer, mom
“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