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 FREE for all COMPEL members.  If you are a member, please log in for information about participating and do not purchase access on this page. If you are not a current COMPEL member, please use the links below to join Direct Access today!


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 this spring’s five-week study, the author and editor will post throughout the week with multiple posts to teach and engage with study participants. 
  • 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. They will also host Facebook lives so you can interact with them in real time!

When will the next book club be?

The book study will occur September 5, 2022 through September 30, 2022.

What book is being studied in Fall 2022?

Our fall 2022 study will feature bestselling authors Ruth Schwenk and Karen Ehman and featuring an intensive writing study of their recent co-authored book, Trusting God in All the Things: 90 Devotions for Finding Peace in Your Every Day.

What will I learn in this study?

Ever been frustrated with not knowing how to get your book published? Need some advice about how to write solid devotions or how to organize and plan chapter content and outlines for a devotional book? This study will give you the insight you need to know to move forward! 

What is the price to participate in this 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.  Participants will also be required to purchase a copy of the book in order to be a member of the private Facebook group and the book price is not included in the purchase price of $29.98.

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. You cannot participate in the Direct Access study without a Facebook account.

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

It is required that all study participants purchase a copy of the book from their retailer of choice. This allows every participant to get the most out of the study and fully participate in the reading assignments and intensive studying of how the book was written. 

The cost of $29.98 to participate does not include the price of the book. Upon purchasing access to the book club, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to purchase the book at the Proverbs 31 bookstore, or you have the freedom to purchase the book from any retailer of your choice. 

How do I sign up?

We can’t wait to study and learn with you from seasoned publishing professionals!

Once we begin promotions of the upcoming study during the summer of 2022, we will send emails to everyone on the COMPEL interest list letting them know it’s time to sign up! If you are not on the interest list, please visit our home page  to get signed up so you’ll be the first to know! You won’t regret participating! It’s an intensive writing experience you can’t find anywhere else.  

Upon receipt of your purchase, you will receive an email with all the book study details, including the link and password to join the “Direct Access” Facebook group.



Please email with any questions and we will get back with you as soon as possible! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the COMPEL interest list so you don’t miss out on this amazing one of a kind writing study!