Each month you’ll receive an inspirational teaching to encourage and equip you to make your words more compelling, interesting and moving. Here's a sneak peek at one of Lysa TerKeurst's 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.
Explore the creative, artistic side of writing with Lysa TerKeurst.
Each month we’ll bring in an expert to 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.Here’s a sample of our CRAFT teachings:
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 750,000 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 or co-author of eight books, with her ninth releasing next year.
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.
Hone the craft of writing with teachings on nuts and bolts.
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 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.
Receive instructions for living the successful writing life.
Our monthly Conversations introduce you to experts in the publishing world. You’ll get behind-the-scenes peeks into the world of writing through the eyes of authors, editors, publishers and agents. Our guests have years of experience, accomplishments and insider secrets to share.
Get an insider's look through conversations with authors and publishing experts.
Our community forum is the place where our members connect, share ideas, get / give feedback and encourage each other.
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When you join, you'll get immediate access to more than two years of archived content—plus, four new teachings each month around creativity, craft, coaching and conversations, as well as inclusion in our vibrant community discussions.
You’ll also get exclusive access to behind-the-scenes interviews with publishing professionals in editorial, marketing and acquisitions as we pull back the curtain through conversations with these experts.
“Lysa TerKeurst blows me away. I have never met anybody who understands how to connect with an audience both emotionally and practically like she does. Few people understand the combination of marketing, writing, and caring for an audience like Lysa. I’ve learned so much from her and her team, and I know you will too.”
“I say it often and it bears repeating: Lysa TerKeurst is brilliant! I’ve learned more from her about how to market and create buzz around a book than I have from anyone else. Her strategies and insights have transformed the way I approach every talk I craft and product I launch. If you want to learn how to make an impact as a writer and speaker, do yourself a huge favor and sign up for Compel.”
“I have never met anyone who understands book marketing like Lysa TerKeurst. Not only does she intuitively understand what it takes to generate buzz about a book, but she has deconstructed the process for the rest of us. She helps authors write their books in such a way that the buzz is baked in. I recently spent a day with her as I was preparing to write my next book. I learned more in those few hours than I learned in decades as a book marketer. Just wow!”