Christy Award-winning author Mesu Andrews is on the Creatively Christian podcast, interviewed by Andrea Sandefur. On today’s episode, Mesu Andrews shares her writing process and her journey into becoming an author after a time of suffering. She gives us valuable resources for writing fiction, delivers great tips about having productive creative time, and closes the episode by reading from her latest book.
Mesu Andrews is a Christy Award-winning author of biblical fiction. She started out as a speaker and teacher, but a chronic illness sent her to bed rest for six months. This started her on a journey of writing to reach people with God's words. Mesu has won several awards including the 2012 ECPA Book of the Year for a Debut Author for Love Amid the Ashes and a Christy Award for Isaiah's Daughter.
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Jewish Study Bible - https://amzn.to/3irD3I7
Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between by James Scott Bell - https://amzn.to/3Fh8hdG
The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface by Donald Maass - https://amzn.to/3VBGSbG
Writing the Breakout Novel: Insider Advice for Taking Your Fiction to the Next Level by Donald Maass - https://amzn.to/3EN4zXU
The Story Equation: How to Plot and Write a Brilliant Story with One Powerful Question by Susan May Warren - https://amzn.to/3FjSKdn
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Today's episode is hosted by Andrea Sandefur. Andrea is a civil engineer turned stay-at-home mom and singer-songwriter. She plays the piano, leads worship at her church, and loves to write new songs. One of Andrea’s favorite activities is encouraging creative artists in her congregation through hosting artist showcases. Follow Andrea on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
This show is produced by Theophany Media. The theme music is by Bill Brooks and Andrea Sandefur. Our logo is by Bill Brooks. This show is hosted by Brannon Hollingsworth, Andrea Sandefur, Dave Ebert, and Rachel Anna. Jake Doberenz produces. Follow Theophany Media and the podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.