Your writer's soul has found its place

I know what it feels like to have the desire to write but not much else. This is the writer’s membership site I always wanted for training, connections and community but couldn’t find.

So, I created COMPEL Training just for you.

Welcome home. 

It’s time to turn your ideas into reality.

 “This Is Your Year: A Goal-Setting Guide for Writers”


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COMPEL is a writer’s membership site whose registration opens a few times a year. Sign up here and we’ll let you know the next time registration opens!

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Find the writers community you are longing for.

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COMPEL addresses all your writing needs ...

You need a community of people who get you.

We’ll introduce you.

Every writer needs support and encouragement … someone to remind you that you’ve got what it takes! That’s why we’ve centered our writer training around community, in our private Facebook community group called The Connection Courtyard.

You want to see your writing published.

We provide opportunities to make that happen.

You need readers.

We’ve got millions of them.

You need a plan for taking your next steps as a writer. 

We’ll help you set achievable goals.

You need advice from people successfully doing what you want to do.

We provide that.

You need information about the publishing industry.

We give you the inside scoop.

You need writing instruction that will set you apart as a writer today.

We’ve got the best there is.

  • One year ago I was waiting to sign a book contract. Thanks to COMPEL, I have walked the road of traditional publishing. If you are thinking of writing a book, COMPEL Training might be just the thing you are looking for to help you reach your goal!

    Micah M
    Micah M
  • Before COMPEL, I haphazardly wrote my musings and stumbled upon blogging, not knowing what I was doing. After COMPEL, I had a plan and a strategy for my writing. COMPEL refined and defined my calling. Honing the gift that God has given and finding a community to spur one another on have been huge wins that COMPEL has brought to my writing career. But the biggest accomplishment has been the publishing of two trade books. I am convinced that my books would not have been published because COMPEL provided the mentoring, wisdom and practical help to enable me to write and finish my books.

    Denise P
    Denise P
  • My writing critique group and the COMPEL teachings have kept me focused and fine ­tuning my work. My progress used to be somewhat hit or miss; now I'm on a steadier trajectory. One of my devotions was selected for Proverbs 31's Encouragement for Today, and I've been asked to prepare a guest post for First 5, as well as having a proposal requested by a publisher for my idea on writing Bible studies.

    Shirley A
    Shirley A
    New Jersey
  • One of the important takeaways I have gained from COMPEL is that I am not in this alone. To know I am involved with a community of women who have a similar calling on their life is deeper encouragement than I ever imagined.

    Alyssa W
    Alyssa W

I’m Lysa TerKeurst, President of Proverbs 31 Ministries, founder of COMPEL Training and a five-time New York Times’ bestselling author. I developed the COMPEL writer’s membership site because here’s what I know…

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20 Prayers and Promises for Writers

All who have sat down to write experience the same feelings. It all starts with excitement! We get everything together to create the perfect conditions to start writing.

But then, sooner than we expect, the optimism wanes and uninvited emotions creep in … like insecurity, doubt, fear and anxiety.

That’s why we created 20 Prayers and Promises for Writers! When you start to doubt your calling, we invite you to pause and read one of these Truths from God’s Word.

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COMPEL is a writer’s membership site whose registration opens a few times a year. Sign up here and we’ll let you know the next time registration opens!


A Simple Starting Place

If you feel stalled in your writing, we can help. Whether you’re a beginner or have a few years of experience behind you, everyone can use a little direction at times. At COMPEL, we make it simple and help you identify what you need to take the next best step on your writing journey. As you gain more confidence, we’ve got a library of training content to explore.

A Weekly Gathering Spot

Every month we offer a brand new teaching about writing called COMPEL Classes which take place in The Connection Courtyard, a private Facebook page. Each class is taught by an industry expert who you can engage with and have your questions answered in real time. It’s a great place to connect with other writers and make new friends.

A Crowd of Friends

Writing is lonely … most days it’s just you, the screen and maybe a cat. At COMPEL, we’ll introduce you to other members who will quickly become your people. You’ll not only make friends, but you’ll develop a community who will support you each step along your writing journey. And they’ll probably be willing to endorse your first book too!

An Audience and Opportunities

We know how hard it is to get your foot in the publishing door. That’s why we’ve kicked it open for you! At COMPEL, we share opportunities throughout the year for you to be published in front of our millions of readers at Proverbs 31 Ministries. It’s all Kingdom work and we love to share it.

COMPEL Annual Publishing Opportunities

Book Contract Opportunities:  COMPEL and Proverbs 31 have partnered with three top traditional Christian publishing houses to offer three COMPEL Members a book contract every year.

First 5 App Writing Challenge: The Proverbs 31 First 5 App provides a daily biblical teaching and has exceeded four million downloads around the world. Five COMPEL members each year have their winning teaching published in the First 5 App.

Encouragement for Today Devotion Writing Challenge:  The Proverbs 31 daily devotions reach millions of people per day with God’s Word. Ten to fifteen devotions by COMPEL members are published each year.

Proverbs 31 Publications: Proverbs 31 prints multiple books per year for online studies and donor campaigns, many of which include devotions written by COMPEL members.

Social Media Challenges: COMPEL has thousands of followers on several social media platforms where COMPEL members can have their work published once per year, as well as be considered for publication on the COMPEL Training blog.

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There is room for you as a writer.
Your unique words are welcomed here.
Registration for COMPEL Writers Training is open for a limited time!