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:
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 rodríguez
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
Gotten published for the very first time!
Been accepted into graduate programs!
Finished their first drafts!
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
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- 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 ~ 😉