Friday, May 13, 2022

Friday C. Becker is visiting and talking about Being a Panster or a Plotter. #MFRWAuthor #Science # plotter #Panster


1. Are you a panster or a plotter or perhaps a bit of both?

 Funny! I start out as a plotter and then let the characters direct the story where it needs to go.

2. Which comes first - characters or plot for you?

 The plot always comes first for me. I like to have an action so my characters can move around in a story. Once I have a plot, then I develop the characters to react around the action.

3. What are you working on now? Is this a book in a current series or something totally new?

Currently, I’m writing the third novel in the Euphoria trilogy. I’m still undecided on the name. I’d love to work on my other projects, but my Euphoria characters are constantly in my head. I’ve tried multitasking a few times, writing my children’s books during Euphoria novels, but I have too many plots distracting me, and I end up working on several stories simultaneously and can’t concentrate on my own life.

4. Do you have some kind of object or place that figures in most of your books? I use gems a lot, hospitals and caves.

I created an Amazon shrub called Bixa aparra. The first book, Finding Euphoria, focused on extracting a chemical aparistine from the bark and leaves of the shrub to derive the drug Euphoria. Saving Euphoria, the second book concentrates on a chemical named bixine from the shrub’s roots to produce a mind-altering drug. The third book will center on Bixa aparra’s flowers. Euphoria does double-duty because the books also correlate with the protagonist’s state of life. In the first novel, the protagonist struggled throughout the story to find happiness. This second book has the character working to save a dying shrub and also the happiness she’d lost when her husband died. I also use roses to keep a sentimental connection between the protagonist and her husband.


5. Do you write everyday or just when the spirit hits?\

I try to write every day, even if it’s only editing my current work. Any time of writing is beneficial. My favorite time to write is at night when my family is in bed. 

6. Where can we find you?

Here are my social media sites for you to visit:







Amazon Author Page


7. Who are your favorite authors? What about a book you’ve enjoyed?

 My favorite authors are Debbie Macomber, Judith McNaught, and Robin Cook. I love to read so many different genres, but McNaught’s Remember When ranks up there as one of my favorites. I like the happy endings in romances, but love science in books, as well.


C.Becker said...

Thank you for hosting me on your blog today, Janet!
C. Becker

Barbara Bettis said...

What a lovely interview, ladies. Colleen, I'm so impressed with your process for creating that plant and all the products and techniques you've developed for it as you expand the trilogy's plot arc. Looking forward to reading this one and to seeing the third in the series. Best wishes.

Susie Black said...

An interesting interview. Impressive you can write several projects at one time. Congrats. I hope the new one does great.

C.Becker said...

Barbara Bettis,
Thank you so much for your comments. I hope you like this second book. It has been enjoyable incorporating so much info in the Euphoria trilogy. The third book will be coming. I'm almost done with it.
C. Becker

C.Becker said...

Susie Black,
Thank you for stopping by the blog today. The only problem with writing several projects at one time is having multiple stories racing around in my head. No wonder my kids tease me that I don't listen to them. Lol!

C. Becker