as a Writer

Storytelling doesn’t have to be so hard.

Let Club Ed for Writers be your tour guide on the road to success.

Characters not cooperating?

Plot sprung a leak?

Worried what your mom will say about your memoir?

Not sure how to structure your nonfiction novel, novel-in-stories, or any kind of creative work, fiction or non?

Club Ed for Writers can help.

Club Ed for Writers self-paced classes are designed to fit your schedule.

Work at your own pace, on your own time.

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Instructor-led classes are also available.

Who Is the Resort Director?

I’m Jennifer Lawler, and I like to say that I’ve made all the mistakes so you don’t have to. If you want to shave years off your learning curve, you need to train with someone who knows what they’re doing.

I’m the author or coauthor of more than forty books and novels. My work has been published by Simon & Schuster, Penguin Compass, Montlake Romance, Thomas & Mercer, and more.

For more than fifteen years, I’ve been teaching writers how to write and get published.

I’ve worked as an editor for more than twenty years. I’ve run a publishing imprint and worked as a literary agent. In the dim and distant past, I earned a Ph.D in medieval English literature. Lately I’ve been exploring self-publishing. I’ve spend my whole life learning how fiction works.

Recent Posts

How Traditional Publishing Works

Here’s a quick overview of the publishing process for authors and editors to gain a better understanding of how traditional publishing works. Basic Information about How Traditional Publishing Works You’re an author who is interested in publishing the traditional route—getting an agent, landing a book deal, seeing the book on the shelf in the local…
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How to Write a Novel Synopsis

Where I share the basics of how to write a novel synopsis and what exactly it is—plus a novel synopsis example for show-and-tell. What Is a Novel Synopsis? A novel synopsis is a description of the characters and storyline of an author’s manuscript. A brief synopsis runs two or three single-spaced pages, while a longer…
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Refunds are not offered for classes unless a class is canceled by the instructor/Club Ed/Club Ed for Writers.

If you have registered for a class by mistake, please reach out to the Resort Director as soon as possible. Registrations can sometimes be changed to another class, but not if a class has already started or you have already done work in a class.

If you are not happy with the content of a class, please get in touch with the Resort Director to see what can be done: ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com

Club Ed for Writers offers self-paced classes, which are entirely online with no in-person component. Classes do not require Zoom or phone participation. For all classes, the lessons and manuscripts used for the assignments are written as Word documents. Some supplemental materials are PDFs.

If this does not match your learning style (for example, you would prefer video instruction), Club Ed for Writers classes will not be right for you.

Forums are text-based. They do allow you to upload photos and share links.

Occasionally the Club Ed for Writers site goes for a walk along the beach instead of doing what it is supposed to do. This is annoying to everyone, and I apologize.

As an alternative, you can use Paypal – use the email address jennifer@jenniferlawler.com. I can also accept Venmo (@Jennifer-Lawler-6) or Zelle (jennifer@jenniferlawler.com). In the note to seller, include what the fee is for (“yearly membership” or “writing SFF class”) and I’ll get you set up.

I appreciate hearing about glitches like this when they happen so that I can have the website developer diagnose and fix the problem. You can reach me at ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com

No. Class registrations are not transferable. When you register for a class, it is understood that you will be the one taking the class. When you register for a class, you create a user profile (or add to an already created user profile) that cannot be assigned to someone else.

If you would like to give someone the gift of a class, we have a solution for that! Use a Club Ed gift card. You can purchase these in a variety of amounts and anyone who has the gift card code can use the code to register for a class.

It means your malware program automatically generates a warning when it encounters a Word document. It is possible for a bad, bad person to install a malicious macro on a Word document, which is why these programs flag Word documents. But there is no danger to your computer (or phone, tablet, etc.) if you download materials from this website.

Club Ed for Writers accepts Visa and Mastercard credit cards and debit cards and uses Stripe as our payment processor. You can also use Google Pay, Link, and other online payment sources. If you would prefer to use Paypal, please inform the Resort Director (ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com) and she will generate a Paypal invoice for you.

Club Ed for Writers also offers a gift card option.

All classes are held entirely online. Internet access is required to download the materials and access the forums. All materials in the Club Ed classes are written documents, typically using Word although a few may be PDFs. Such materials are typically more accessible to individuals with disabilities than video and audio recordings.

All forums are text-based for the same reason.

If you have an accessibility need not addressed by the use of written documents, please get in touch with the Resort Director at ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com, providing specific details of the accommodations you need in order to participate fully in the classes. We will do all that we can to ensure access.

If you experience problems downloading files or progressing to the next section, it is usually a broswer problem, not a Club Ed for Writers website problem. Try these steps before reporting an issue:

  • Clear your browser cache by pressing Shift+Ctl/Cmd+R for most browsers.
  • Log completely out of Club Ed for Writers and log back in.
  • If neither of the first 2 steps work, you may need to clear your browser history. This is unique for each browser but it usually involves going into the browser settings area. This can cause you to be logged out of any saved accounts but it is something you should do regularly because glitches can accumulate with a large saved history.
  • Try resetting your password.
  • If none of these steps work, please send an email to ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com and provide a detailed explanation of the exact nature of the problem, the date/time you experienced the issue, the page URL where the problem occurred and any error messages you encountered. Thank you!

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