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 unique book club because we don’t simply study the content of the book but instead study the specific methods the author and editor used to write the book. Each week, in a private Facebook group, the author and editor assign reading assignments and you study them together. You’ll learn the special techniques and tools the writer and editor used to effectively communicate the message God placed on their hearts. 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 while providing direction and encouragement to pursue your own writing and publishing dreams.

*Direct Access is a FREE benefit for all active COMPEL members.  If you join and become a member of COMPEL Training, all future studies will be available to participate in at no cost.

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

  • It is a rare opportunity for writers to learn directly from the author of a book as well as the publishing house editor. 
  • Direct Access discussions don’t focus on the content or stories in a book but instead focus on the specific writing techniques the author used, as well as tips about the editing process. 
  • Writers are given direct access to the author and editor in real time and get their questions about writing and publishing answered by seasoned professionals.

How does the COMPEL Direct Access work?

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

  • Each week for the duration of the study (typically four weeks), the author and editor will post three times per day, three days per week.  
  • Posts will include weekly reading assignments, discussion questions about the assigned chapters, teaching videos from the author and/or editor, and occasional Facebook live videos where group members can interact with the author and editor in real-time, as well as other key players from the publishing house. 
  • The author and editor will be active in the Facebook group, interacting with group members and answering their questions throughout the entire study.

When will the next book club be?

The next book study will take place from February 21st- March 18th, 2022.

What book is being studied in Spring 2022?

Our spring study will be featuring author Jennifer Dukes Lee and her newly released book Growing Slow.

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 this book study will take place for four weeks. This price does not include access to COMPEL Training — only access to this book study in the private Facebook group and the information will be available indefinitely. 

A Facebook account is required to participate in Direct Access. Interested in joining but don’t have Facebook? You can create a free, anonymous account on Facebook, with no photo if desired, by using the email address you used to purchase Direct Access. Once you place your Direct Access purchase order, you will receive a link directing you to the Facebook group, where you can request to join.

How do I sign up?

We can’t wait to study and learn with you from seasoned publishing professionals! Registration for the upcoming Direct Access: A Writers’ Book Club will open in February 2022, please come back to this page to sign-up in February!


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