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Throughout the history of Proverbs 31 Ministries, training has been an important component of what we do. Scripture is clear in the mandate to teach others. Jesus’ final words to His disciples were:

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

We attempt to fulfill this commandment in every area of our ministry. And in 2013, after teaching women at She Speaks for 12 years, we took a step deeper into professional training with COMPEL Writer Training.

COMPEL is a monthly membership site where we equip writers with the tools and skills to hone their craft, producing words that move people. In addition to teaching about the practical side of writing and invaluable information about publishing from experts in the industry, we also provide encouragement to keep pressing on through our professional life coaching, inspiring messages and vibrant community groups.

Members have 24/7 access to COMPEL and consistently have the opportunity to learn new things in the areas of most interest to them. In addition to all the invaluable writing training, the COMPEL leadership team desires to help members get published. COMPEL offers challenges and contests to help members share their work, in addition to training about how to pursue publishing if that is their dream.

We also offer COMPEL Book Clubs which take place several times a year. The Book Club-featured books are carefully selected and used as a resource to teach people about an author’s style of writing while providing tips and advice to help them improve their own. Book club members have direct access to the Author and the Editor from the publishing house of the featured book, which is an unheard of benefit not found in any other writing community. This type of book club study and learning method is completely unique to COMPEL Training.

You can get a sneak peek of the courses we offer at COMPEL by visiting the Course Library page, and read writing tips and inspirational blog posts from our COMPEL team by clicking here. The COMPEL blog is a great place to get to know our team, glean writing tips, and keep up to date about what’s going on at COMPEL.


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Members have 24/7 access to COMPEL and consistently have the opportunity to learn new things in the areas of most interest to them.


Why COMPEL?


Curated Courses

Take advantage of our ever-growing course catalog and resource library to hone your skills and get closer to your publishing goals.

Value

Receive unlimited access to COMPEL Training content all year long for less than the cost of one typical writers conference.

Progress Tracking

Make COMPEL Training work for your schedule by utilizing our member dashboard and course progress tracking tools.

Community

Connect with our vibrant online community to enhance your learning experience and network with like-minded members and writing peers.


When you join COMPEL, you’ll receive immediate access to our entire library of writing courses. We offer a variety of topics, and you’ll be able to enroll in the course of your choosing. You’ll gain behind-the-scenes interviews with publishing professionals in editorial, marketing and acquisitions as we pull back the curtain through conversations with these experts and practical teachings. In addition, you’ll receive four new teachings every month, as well as inclusion in our vibrant community groups.



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COMPEL 101

Not sure where to get started in your writing? Need some motivation and encouragement to take that first step? Enroll in COMPEL 101 for a path of progressive learning starting with the basic principles every writer needs to know.





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