What’s In A Name?

Ms. Publicist: Fifteenth of the month, Pete, so it’s time for What’s In A Name, where you discuss a character name from your work. Ever since I saw that Stephen King called Mrs. Plansky – the main character in Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge, coming July 25 but ahem! now available for pre-order – “a terrific character” – I’ve been wondering about her name.

Pete: Ah! You’ve opened a big subject! Her first name is Loretta, by the way, but in the text it’s always Mrs. Plansky did this or Mrs. Plansky said that. The decision behind this – really so important – was not made. It just happened. In many ways the character was born in the name. As I’ve said ad nauseam I really can’t write a character until I know the name, but that got taken up a notch with Mrs. P. As for the Plansky and Loretta parts, can we get to them next month? A delivery seems to have arrived and the dogs, Pearl and Dottie, seem to be incensed.

Ms. P: See you then, for more on Mrs. P. Plus there are other names in Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge, like the very scary Uncle Dragomir, I’d like to get to.



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7 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:09 am on November 15th, 2022

    Good morning everyone!
    Leave it to 0FA to tease us a bit and then yank the rug out from under us. I always feel like a fish on the line. I swallow it every time.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:45 am on November 15th, 2022


    Such a tease that Spence! And putting the blame on the dogs!
    BTW, have we seen a picture of Dottie?

    Good day to all!

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:49 am on November 15th, 2022

    Oooops, almost forgot…

    If you would like a 2023 Plunder On! calendar, please let me know. Orders will be closed today. The calendar cost is $25.

  4. B. Stover
    11:29 am on November 15th, 2022

    Good day to all.

  5. BooBear’s Mom
    6:30 pm on November 15th, 2022

    Dottie??? I don’t believe we have even heard about her arrival. Details and pics, please!

    Wose! Check is written, envelope addressed and stamped (hopefully, my horrible penmanship doesn’t keep it from being delivered). Should go out in the mail tomorrow.
    Big Tiny is SO excited! I have tried to warn him that he may not make this calendar since he was in the current one. He can’t imagine that he won’t be front and center. Why shouldn’t a cat be involved?
    Speaking of penmanship, I am of the generation that has beautiful handwriting but mine never was. I have always been envious of those who write like they were taught.

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:35 pm on November 15th, 2022

    BooBear’s Mom: Without giving away anything about this year’s Plunder On!, I can say that cats are involved. ;^)

    My dad and my uncle (his brother) had very beautiful penmanship, almost like gothic penmanship. My dad wrote with a fountain pen (the kind that needed to be filled from an ink bottle) for many, many years. I wish I had that pen now….

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on November 15th, 2022

    Dottie!…Who the heckle is Dottie???….grunt!…Why am I always in the dark?….sniff!sneeze!

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