FAQ

Is COMPEL for beginning writers?

Yes!  In fact, writers at every level will benefit from COMPEL.

I write fiction, is COMPEL for me?

Much of our training will benefit all writers. We will address the artistic side of writing, plus offer coaching on how to live the writer’s life. And all writers will benefit from the peer connections in our forum. However, we will focus more practical training in the craft of non-fiction.

Are all your training components live? What if I can’t participate at that time?

Each month we’ll offer four training components using four different methods (video, webinar, podcast & conference call).  Two will be pre-recorded and available at any time (video & podcast). The other two will be offered live at different times each month.  The two live events will be recorded and available the next day.

Do I have to sign a contract?

No. COMPEL membership is month-to-month. If you aren’t satisfied, you can cancel at any time.

Is there an entrance fee?

No. There are no hidden fees at COMPEL. The day you sign up we’ll charge your credit card $25, and that charge will automatically be debited from your account each month until you cancel.

What is your cancellation policy?

COMPEL members have the ability to cancel their membership at any time from their user profile.  However, please note that we are on a 30-day billing cycle. So if the member cancels five days after their monthly billing date, they still have access for 25 more days.  There are no refunds for unused days.

We offer a partial refund for those who purchase our annual membership. If you wish to cancel at any time during your yearly membership, we will extend a 50% refund of the remaining months on your membership, beginning the month after you cancel. Please email us at support@compeltraining.com if you cancel and wish to receive a partial refund.

Do you offer scholarships?

We understand stretched budgets. And while we would love to be able to offer scholarships or discounts, we would need money donated in order to do so. Should that time come, we will post this information on our website.

 

Are my credit card details secure?

comodo_secure_100x85_transpYes. Your credit card information is encrypted during transmission using secure socket layer (SSL) technology, which is widely used on the Internet for this purpose.

Can I download audio and videos to my computer?

Audio files will be available for download so you can listen on any device you want. A limited number of videos will be available for download but all videos will be available to watch on the site at any time.

Is there homework?

No. But every month we’ll provide a challenge of sorts that relates to one of the messages that month. For example, if we are talking about goal setting in the Coaching component, you might be challenged to write one goal and post it on the forum. But we promise, no one will be checking up on you.

Will Lysa or any member of the COMPEL team be able to give me personal feedback on my writing?

No, but we have developed our Community Forum to be a place where you can connect with peers and ask general writing questions. We see the COMPEL training as the proactive side to improving your writing. The reactive side can be accomplished by connecting with a professional editorial service. In the coming months we will be making recommendations for editorial services we believe will be a good fit for interested COMPEL members.

Want to know more? Listen to a 30 minute Q&A with Lysa TerKeurst and Glynnis Whitwer
How do I sign up for COMPEL?

We open COMPEL to new members at various times throughout the year. To receive a notification about the next open registration time, sign up here!