Robin Finn, MPH, MA, is the author of the novel Restless in L.A. Ms. Finn is also the creator of the creator of Heart. Soul. Pen., a Los Angeles-based course blending radical self-expression and writing for women, and Hot Writing where midlife inspires the desire to write without apologizing. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and many more. Instructor Statement: Writing is a mysterious journey. I am never quite sure where I’m headed, who’s traveling with me, or how I will arrive at my destination. What I know is that with patience and perseverance, I’ll find my way. I encourage students to keep moving forward toward their larger goal and to be courageous on the page. Writers often battle an inner voice telling us to give up, that we aren’t good enough, or that we aren’t up to the task. I encourage my students to connect more deeply with the creative spark that calls them to write and to let go of limiting beliefs that get in their way. Focusing on in-class writing and sharing in a supportive environment, my aim is to facilitate writing without judgment so that students can discover expansive and often surprising ideas that ignite their work. I strongly encourage writers to be bold and proactive in sending their work out into the world.