Welcome to C&P Academy

Where fiction writers support each other, learn from each other, and grow together as creatives.

At Crit & Pen, we’re all about learning from each other and living our best creative lives. Why? Because we know that community is key to writerly success.

We get it. Writing is hard. So, let us know if any of these sound like you:

  • No matter how much you want to finish a project, sometimes it feels like you don’t have the tools to do it.
  • Because the media perpetuates this myth of writing being a solitary profession, you’ve been trucking along all by your lonesome, leaving you drained and unmotivated.
  • You wish you had a community to learn from and support you along the way, but you have no idea where to start looking.

You don’t have to scrounge the internet for tips and tools. We’ve got you covered.

You don’t have to struggle to finish your books. We make it fun!

You don’t have to keep this up on your own. We’ve got a slew of writers in the trenches, just like you, ready to keep you motivated.

- jessica vázquez rodríguez

Crit & Pen Academy is where fiction writers gather to support each other, learn from each other, and grow together as creatives.

Crit & Pen Academy is a safe and positive space for writers who want to stay motivated, share their wins and their struggles with like-minded aspiring authors, and improve their craft under the guidance of industry professionals, all while having fun working towards their writerly goals.

We’re full of serious and committed authors, and high-quality resources, to help you write better manuscripts. Best of all, we strive to support you in actually finishing your books.

- celia mcmahon

Our members have:

Gotten published for the very first time!

Been accepted into graduate programs!

Finished their first drafts!

Found forever-friends!

Achieved SO much more.

...you struggle to stay accountable without a support system and thrive with guidance and camaraderie.

...you crave a supportive community to help you along the way and are ready and willing to share your highs, lows, wins, losses, and advice.

...you write because you love it, whether that’s for publication or for personal fulfillment. This community welcomes writers at every stage of their writing journey.

...you want to develop your writing skills and are ready to learn from published authors and industry professionals.

...you are kind, empathetic, and open-minded. We’re a diverse community, full of writers from a myriad of cultures, races, creeds, orientations, and more, and we strive to be a safe space for all of them.

...you’re ready to write, help this community thrive, and work to reach your writerly dreams.

- winter justice

Awesome! Become a member today and get immediate access to:

  • weekly fiction and mindset writing prompts to keep you inspired and creating.
  • monthly writing resources like workbooks, templates, and tools to assist with your writing development, curated and developed by industry professionals.
  • quarterly workshops and masterclasses to help you write your strongest stories, navigate the publishing industry, and become your best creative self.
  • bi-weekly live writing sprint sessions to keep you creating and accountable.
  • monthly C&P Book Club Chats, because reading is always better with friends!
  • exclusive discounts on C&P editorial services (for long-term members only.)
  • access to a supportive community where you can bounce ideas, build your network, and grow as a writer.

Join us today by subscribing below!

- sheryn hodes

Hiya! I’m Loni, founder of Crit & Pen Editorial and host of the C&P Academy community, and I know exactly what it feels like to write without support.

Before I was an editor or a business owner, I was a writer just like you. To me, writing a novel-length project was extremely overwhelming. I had no idea if what I was doing was right or wrong. I had no one to turn to for advice. I knew I wanted to become an author, but I had no clue how to get there.

Then, I started grad school. There, I found a community of writers just like me, who helped me finish my book by keeping me accountable, giving me feedback when I needed it, supporting me through my wins and my losses, and teaching me more than I ever could have alone. Without them, my novel would still be a bundle of outlines and notes! Today, that completed novel has landed me an amazing agent, and I’ve still got my community cheering me on my way towards publication.

That’s why I created C&P Academy: to give writers like you a supportive space to help each other finish their books, kick-start their careers, and thrive as creatives. If you’re struggling with consistency, accountability, and motivation, we’re here to uplift you, inspire you, and support you through the process. I hope you join us! You won’t regret it ~ 😉

Happy writing,


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