Direct Access:

A Writers Book Club

What is COMPEL Direct Access: A Writers Book Club?

At COMPEL Training, we have a heart for walking alongside every writer who dreams of bringing their life-giving words to the world. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a published author and professional editor sit down with you and show you how?

Direct Access is a one-of-a-kind book club because we don’t simply study the content of a book but instead teach writers how a book was written.

Each week in a private Facebook group, the author and editor teach the special techniques, strategies and tools used during the writing and editing of the featured book. Every week you’ll learn something unique and new to equip you to effectively communicate the message God placed on your heart through the words you long to write. The best part? You have direct access to the author and editor to ask questions, connect and engage with them in real time!

This interactive experience will inspire and equip you to improve your craft of writing, while providing direction and encouragement to pursue your own writing and publishing dreams.

What makes the COMPEL Direct Access so unique and valuable for aspiring writers?

  • You are given the rare opportunity to be able to learn directly from the author of a book as well as their publishing house editor.
  • You receive two exclusive video teachings per week, one from the author and one from the editor with multiple tips, techniques and guidance about writing, editing and marketing a book as well as inside information about the publishing industry.
  • Participants are given direct access to the author and editor in real time and get their questions about writing and publishing answered from seasoned professionals.


How does the COMPEL Direct Access: A Writer’s Book Club work?

Upon receipt of purchase of access to the book club, you will receive a confirmation email with book study details, a link to purchase the book, and an invitation link to join the private Facebook group where the book study will take place. In this Facebook group, the following things occur:

  • Every week for the duration of the study, the author and editor will each post a teaching video with specific writing lessons about the content in the weekly chapter reading assignments.
  • Posts will include weekly reading assignments, discussion questions about the assigned chapters, and occasional Facebook Live videos where group members can interact with the author and/or editor in real time.
  • The author and editor will be active in the Facebook group, interacting with group members and answering their questions throughout the study
  • Weekend challenges are provided to help you apply what you’re learning to your own writing


What book is being studied in the next COMPEL Direct Access Book Club?

Our spring study will be featuring Tracie Miles’ newest release, Living Unbroken: Reclaiming Your Life and Your Heart After Divorce. Tracie is not only a bestselling author of four previous books, a writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today devotions, and a contributor to Zondervan’s The Real Life Devotional Bible for Women, but is also the Director of COMPEL Training!

This is not a book study about divorce; it is a study of how Tracie wrote three bestselling books in the midst of the hardest season of her life. If you are enduring difficult circumstances in your life right now and need some encouragement and inspiration to not give up on your writing dreams, this is the study for you! Or if you just want to learn behind the scenes tips, techniques and strategies about writing and publishing directly from an author and editor themselves, you don’t want to miss this study!

This particular study will be packed with invaluable writing tips, including:

  • How to keep writing life is difficult
  • How to reach the heart of your reader
  • How to share your stories without sharing too much
  • How to develop your voice
  • The value of journaling to create content
  • How to self-edit
  • How to keep your reader engaged and take them on a journey
  • How to organize your content so it stays fresh
  • How to pitch your book to a publisher or agent and marketing tips
  • And so much more!

Living Unbroken: Reclaiming Your Life and Your Heart After Divorce,
by Proverbs 31 Ministries author, Director of COMPEL Training Tracie Miles.


Tracie Miles is the Author of Living Unbroken: Reclaiming Your Life and Your Heart After Divorce, as well as four best-selling books, including  Love Life Again, Unsinkable Faith, Your Life Still Counts and Stressed Less Living.  She is a contributing author to the popular Zondervan NIV Women’s Devotional Bible, and the Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today Daily Devotional Book, as well as a monthly contributing writer for the Proverbs 31 Ministries Encouragement for Today daily devotions. In addition to her speaking and writing, Tracie is the Director of COMPEL Training at Proverbs 31, has 3 children and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Alice Crider is an author coach and a freelance editor. Since 1998, she has served in various editorial capacities in Christian publishing—including editor, literary agent, and director of acquisitions and development. Also a certified life coach, Alice teaches writing and editing workshops at writer’s conferences nationally and internationally and also coaches individual authors and groups.

When will the next book club be?

March 1, 2021 through March 26, 2021

What is the price to participate in this four-week book club study with COMPEL?

For the low cost of only $29.98, you will be given access to join the private Facebook Group where the book study will take place for four weeks. This price does not include access to the COMPEL Training website — only access to the book study in the private Facebook group. Book Club participants will have an opportunity to join COMPEL Training once the study is over if desired.

Do I have to purchase the book we will be studying?

Every book club participant will need to purchase a copy of the book to fully participate in the book club, since each week you will be studying chapters of the book assigned as reading assignments. The $29.98 cost to participate does not include the price of the book. Upon receipt of purchasing access to the book club, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to purchase the book from the Proverbs 31 bookstore, or you are welcome to purchase the book from any retailer of your choice.

As an added bonus, if you order your book before March 1st, 2021, you can claim 5 free invaluable gifts! These gifts include:

  • Digital copy of Living Unbroken Introduction and Chapter One
  • A 36 page Companion Journal to record thoughts and prayers while reading the book
  • A Living Unbroken Battle Plan with activities to empower you or your loved one with courage and confidence to move forward
  • A printable to hang in your home with 8 Declarations for Loving Your Life After Divorce
  • An original beautiful watercolor painting, painted by Tracie’s artist mom, to print and frame as a constant reminder we are whole in Christ and life can still be good


How do I sign up?

Click the button below to purchase Direct Access and participate in the upcoming book club! Upon receipt of purchase, you will receive an email with all the details you need about the study, links to purchase the book, and the link and password to the private Facebook Direct Access study group.


Please email [email protected] and we will get back with you as soon as possible!