Heart. Soul. Pen.®
8-week writing course
The signature Heart. Soul. Pen. writing course for women is an 8-week program in which participants dig into their creativity, break through self-criticism, and discover their unique voice on the page. Heart. Soul. Pen. celebrates the power of women’s voices, the value of their stories, and the inspiration that comes from being in community. The course is offered throughout the year locally live in Los Angeles and for writers everywhere live on Zoom. All levels – from new to experienced writers and the ‘writer curious’- are welcome.
Heart. Soul. Pen. Coaching
Transform your writing project through live one-to-one support, individualized feedback, and exercises designed to build confidence and move your writing project forward. With one-to-one coaching, students have started and completed memoirs and books; garnered literary representation; secured book deals; published articles and essays; launched writing platforms, and so much more.
Hear from our writers…
“I joined Robin Finn’s community because I wanted to do something for myself and pursue creative endeavors, but I didn’t realize that I would also find the support of like-minded people, a teacher who is beautifully authentic and brilliant, and a true sanctuary.”
— Karen G. | therapist
“To say I had a case of writer’s block is an understatement. I was working everyday, yet unable to finish project after project. I was spinning, stressed — I even wondered if I had lost my ability to write. Robin helped me break through the walls of self-doubt, and I feel good about writing again. I finished my project, thanks to Robin.”
— Laurie S. | screenwriter
“Working with Robin, I get writing accomplished that I couldn’t have done on my own. Her writing prompts lead to writing that I couldn’t have written anywhere else. It is a powerful writing experience She’s got a good tribe!”
— Carol A. | writer and coach
“Robin brings together the most incredible community of kind, supportive, and talented women. Even when I don’t feel great about my writing, I can feel confident that no matter what I write, Robin and the other students will get me and get what I’m writing about.”
— Lan T. | writer
“Robin creates a comforting, supportive environment with long-lasting effect. She facilitates a place of trial and growth without fear, for which I am boundlessly thankful. The lessons learned carry over to my art practice, as well—a bonus!”
— Guen S. | 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 community.”
— Jamie H. | novelist
Meet our Founder, Robin Finn
award-winning writer, teacher, coach
Robin Finn, MPH, MA, is passionate about sharing women’s stories. She is an award-winning writer, teacher, and coach, and the founder and creator of Heart. Soul. Pen.,® a Los Angeles-based course blending writing and radical self-expression for women, and Hot Writing™ where midlife and menopause inspire the desire to say what you mean without apology. Robin helps women dig into their truth, find their voice on the page, radically express themselves, and transform their creative spark into a fiery conflagration. She harnesses her years in public health, education & training, and spiritual psychology in everything she does.
Robin’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Mamalode, Brain Child, The Huffington Post, ADDitude Magazine, and many more. She is on the faculty of UCLA Extension Writer’s Program where she launched and teaches the Women’s Writing Workshop and at the Scarsdale Adult School.
Robin’s personal essays have been published in the New York Times, LA Times, and Washington Post, among others. Read her essays >
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