Updated: Apr 2
Hello Visionaries! I've got another interview with a dear friend of mine! We met through The Young Writers Workshop, which is super cool, and if you can afford to join I highly recommend it!
Okay, so I had the pleasure of being Asterin's welcome buddy! Which means we met as soon as she joined and found out we both love Chuck Black and live just far enough from each other to not be able to meet up...lol...
So, without further ado, here is Asterin Meyer!
Hello Asterin! It’s so good to have you here on Writers’ Vision today and I am so excited about this interview!
Thank you! I’m happy to have the wonderful opportunity to be here!
Tells us a little about who you are, when you started writing, your favorite hobbies, etc.
Well, I’m 18, and madly in love with Jesus. I started writing about six years ago when I was twelve. Some of my favorite things to do are writing (of course), reading, arts and crafts, learning, singing and playing my guitar. I also love modest fashions, surfing, and hanging out with my friends and family.
What first inspired you to start writing?
Honestly, writing is definitely something God is calling me to do, and I give Him all the glory for it. When I was younger, having to read and write was like having a nightmare come true. It was an everyday battle for my mom to get me to read for ten minutes. I started having a bunch of different dreams when I was twelve (and I was not the kind of kid with a good imagination), with the help and inspiration from my best friend (who was and still is a writer), I started to write my dreams down and morphed them into a story. I wrote it all down on paper because I didn’t have access to a computer back then. I was so excited when I finished writing my first story. Then I reread it… and threw it in the trash.
Are you an outliner or a pantster? Or maybe a mix of both.
I like to think of myself as a mix of both, or neither. I plan out what I think are the main points of the story, then still fly by the seat of my pants.
Who are your favorite authors?
I really love Lisa T. Bergen, Chuck Black, Bryan Davis, and Julie Hall. They’re at least my first four favorites.
What is your favorite genre to write/read?
I love Sci-fi and Fantasy. Especially, with a paranormal/supernatural twist, and a hint of romance.
Is there a certain message you hope to present with your story?
Faith and the love of Jesus Christ. Redemption. How dark even hides in the light. “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” 2 Cor. 11:14. But I also want to bring awareness to the spiritual battle and the forces that are not seen. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Eph. 6:12.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Give all things to Jesus. Big or small, cool or weird. Because He will handle all things and help you through all things as long as you go to Him.
Tell us a bit about your current WIP!
Oh boy! The rest of the questions were a breeze!
This story has so many different elements. From Space ships to dragons, supernatural abilities caused by genetic modification, angels and demons clashing in the unseen realms. Yes, this is a story with all of that in it.
My current WIP is about a girl with a past she didn’t know she had. She lived a normal seventeen years with her adoptive family and their little farm. Things drastically change for her when she became suddenly ill at school, and two demons attacked to see if she was the one they were looking for. Things only worsened for her when a secret government agency arrests her and her family, just for her to discover that she was no ordinary human. But of a genetically modified human race that dwelled on another Earth-like planet. She was brought back to her people by the handsome, yet resentful Zayden. Settling into her new life wasn’t exactly easy for her when she was different in appearance and gifting than the rest of her kind. Things only worsened for her when kidnapping and attempts on her life are made. She loses trust in everything and everyone, and more and more questions remained unanswered. She’s not sure where to run during these times, even though the answer has been in front of her the whole time. But with everything that has happened, and how what she thought she knew changed, would she ever learn to trust and believe in it?
What gives you inspiration for your stories? A good book? Music? Social interaction? A quiet place alone with your thoughts?
Actually, all of the above. I always try to find something to inspire my writing. Even things that happen between my dad and our cat. Everything can be used to trigger my creative juices and I try to let that happen as often as I can, in every way possible.
Anything else you’d like to say?
I would just like to thank you, Kaytlin, and thank the Lord for giving me this opportunity to be here. If you don’t mind, I’d also like to pray for the readers and writers who view this interview.
Dear Lord, thank you for allowing Kaytlin and I to have this interview. I pray that it will touch each and every reader and writer who reads it and will just be an inspiration and ministry to them. I pray that during their reading and writing journeys, they’ll draw closer to You. Thank you for Your love and the gift of creativity and imagination that You have blessed each and every one of us with in some way. Amen.
Thank you so much for joining me Asterin! I had tons of fun interviewing you! If you would like to connect with the amazing Asterin Meyer, you can find her on Instagram and Pinterest!
What do you think of Asterin's WIP? Are you a fan of Chuck Black? If you enjoyed this interview let me know your thoughts below! Till next time!