Here is the index to Michael Kimball’s amazing book, a collection of essays about how to write fiction. He makes tons of references to great writers, past and present. See anyone you love in the list below?

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A

Antosca, Nick 60

Aristotle 20, 21, 23, 43

B

Banville, John 27

Bender, Aimee 15

Blau, Jessica Anya 47

Bradbury, Ray 43

Broadkey, Harold 46

Burroway, Janet 23, 31, 35

Butler, Blake 12

C

Carson, Rachel 9

Carver, Raymond 7, 27, 37, 55

Cioran, Emil 70

Connell, Evan 70

Crews, Harry 9

D

Delillo, Don 12

Devine, Andy 19, 28, 31, 36, 52

Dillard, Annie 59

Doctorow, E.L., 10, 61

E

Eliot, T.S. 63

Elkin, Stanley 45

F

Fitzgerald, F. Scott 59

Freud, Esther 69

Freytag, Gustav 20-21, 22

G

Gardner, John 29, 37, 45-46

Gilchrist, Ellen 67

H

Hemingway, Ernest 15-16, 24, 37

Hoban, Russell 4

Holland, Noy 70

Howard, Joanna 29

I

Irving, John 67

K

Kelly, R. 40

King, Stephen 28

Krusoe, Jim 51-52

L

Landis, Dylan 51-52

Leonard, Elmore 4, 43, 51

Ligon, Samuel 30

Lipsyte, Sam 6-7, 19, 41, 45, 64, 67, 69-70

Lutz, Gary 28, 33

M

Mantel, Hilary 52-53

Markson, David 3-4

McInerney, Jay 39

Moore, Lorrie 60

Melville, Herman 3

Murakami, Haruki 58, 60

O

O’Brien, Edna 19

Oates, Joyce Carol 58, 59-60

Offutt, Chris 5

P

Plath, Sylvia 4

Porter, Andrew 45, 64, 68

Proust, Marcel 53

R

Raban, Jonathan 48

Raffel, Dawn 6, 7, 32

S

Saunders, George 11, 64

Scapellato, Joseph 12

Shakespeare, William 37

Stanislavski, Constantin 46

Stone, Robert 47-48

V

van den Berg, Laura 43-44, 63-64

Vonnegut, Kurt 23-24, 44

W

Waters, Sarah 44, 51, 69

Whisnant, Luke 23

Willis, Connie 23

Woolf, Virginia 9-10, 35

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