Index

African Queen, The (film), 77 agents (literary), 138, 143 Anna Karenina (Tolstoy), 38, 72, 138 Aristotle, 37

Art of Creative Writing, The (Egri), 1

Art of Dramatic Writing, The (Egri), 1, 51

Art of Fiction, The (Clayton), 35 Art of Fiction, The (Gardner), 6, 7,

54, 138-139 As I Lay Dying (Faulkner), 39 Atlantic, The, 124 Atomic Candy (Burke), 147 Auel, Jean, 145 Austen, Jane, 127, 138 dual characters and, 43 and the lit fuse, 31 and the narrative voice, 85, 106 and reader identification, 10 and reader sympathy, 9 and the reader's contract, 106 and ruling passion, 42 social disapproval and menace, 27 story question, starting with, 24 vision of, 146 wacky characters and, 39

authenticity, 36-37 author as commentator, 86-87 author/reader contract, 99-109 beyond the conventions, 103-106 genre, 100-101

literary, 102-103, 117-119, 142, 144

mainstream, 101-102 playing fair, 108-109 unreliable narrator, 107-108

Barker, Clive, 86

Basic Formulas of Fiction, The

(Foster-Harris), 1, 21 Baum, Frank L., 40 Beals, Melba, 147 Benchley, Peter, 127 characters, competence of, 37 characters/setting contrast, 40 and the lit fuse, 31 and reader empathy, 15-16 and reader identification, 10 and reader sympathy, 8 social disapproval and menace, 27 story question, starting with, 24 vision of, 146 and wacky characters, 39

Berne, Eric, 43 Bickman, Jack M., 1 blocked writers, 134-136 Bonfire of the Vanities, The (Wolfe),

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