Each month Lysa TerKeurst will be giving our members a 11-21 minute instructional video on how to make our written words more compelling, interesting, and moving. Here's a sneak peek at one of her teaching videos:
Only 1% of books ever sell over 100,000. Yet Lysa's last four books have done that. Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes, Made to Crave and Unglued as well as 14 other titles. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her team saw over 4,000 women make a personal commitment to Jesus this year. They reach nearly 700,000 women daily through their online devotion, Encouragement for Today and thousands more through the Proverbs 31 radio program playing on 1,200 radio outlets daily. In addition to speaking at Catalyst and Women of Faith, she accepts a limited number of speaking engagements at churches where she is passionate about helping women connect the messy parts of life with the miraculous hope of God. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Art, their five kids, three dogs and a mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen. Lysa blogs at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.
Each month Glynnis Whitwer will teach a lesson on the craft of writing. Past topics include how to self edit, use vivid verbs, tighten sentences and grammar refreshers. Having a command of technical aspects of the written word will keep your readers engaged and your writing fresh.
Glynnis Whitwer is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries as Executive Director of Communications. She is the senior editor and one of the writers of Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 email devotions, with over 700,000 daily readers. She also served as the general editor for the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible featuring 366 Proverbs 31 Ministries' devotions. She is the author of I Used to be So Organized, When Your Child Hurts, and work@home: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from Home. She is also co-author of Everyday Confetti with Karen Ehman and a Bible studies series entitled Kingdom Living.
Glynnis has a degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Arizona State University and worked as a PR writer before joining the staff of Proverbs 31 Ministries in 1998. Glynnis and her husband Tod live in Glendale, Arizona. They have five children, ranging from late teens to early 20s. She blogs at www.GlynnisWhitwer.com.
Once a month COMPEL members will receive a podcast message by Lisa Allen centered around setting goals that protect your calling. This invaluable coaching will help you find time to become a writer.
Here is a sample of a recent podcast on Procrastination. As a COMPEL member, you will be able to sort through the top 10 reasons we procrastinate. Along with each coach podcast, you also receive coaching questions to customize the podcast material to your particular project, calling or season of life.
Lisa Allen is the Executive Director of Ministry Training at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Lisa's experience as a Board Certified Life Coach, Ministry Consultant and Certified Speaker has uniquely prepared her to develop and facilitate training and workshops for church staffs, leadership teams, women's ministry teams and executive teams. She also has extensive team coaching experience with organizations locally and internationally facilitating DISC, leadership development, team building and partnership development. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and has two college-age children. She currently serves at Forest Hill Church where she leads Women Under Construction and is active in The Master Program for Women in the Charlotte community. Learn more about Lisa at www.ljallencoaching.com.
The line-up for our monthly conference calls will be released soon. The authors, editors, publishers, and agents participating with us have years of experience with tremendous accomplishments and insider secrets they want to share with you.
Our October call with be with Lysa's agent, Esther Fedorkevich with The Fedd Agency. She will be sharing "The Five Things Every Aspiring Writer Must Know" in order to connect with a literary agent. She and Lysa will also have a Q&A time together during this call to answer your questions.
You don't want to miss this conference call!