From author Kate Frieman ( This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop.

American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV

Bailey, Sandra Buzbee,  Baby Names, Big Book of, HP Books

Beck, Aaron T. & Gary Emery, Anxiety Disorders and Phobias, BasicBooks

Bolles, Richard N., What Color is Your Parachute?, 10 Speed Press

Bradshaw, John, Family Secrets: The Path to Self-Acceptance and Reunion, Bantam

Camenson, Blythe, Careers for Plant Lovers & Other Green Thumb Types, VGM Publishing

Camenson, Blythe, Careers for Romantics & Other Dreamy Types, VGM Publishing

Camenson, Blythe, Careers for Mystery Buffs & Other Snoops and Sleuths, VGM Publishing

Camenson, Blythe, Careers for Introverts & Other Solitary Types, VGM Publishing

Camenson, Blythe, Careers for Legal Eagles & Other Law-and-Order Types, VGM Publishing

Card, Orson Scott, Characters & Viewpoint, WDB

Carver, Craig M., American Regional Dialects, University of Michigan Press

Collins, Brandilyn, Getting Into Character, Wiley Publishing

Cowden, Tami D., et al, Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes & Heroines, iFilm

Dunne, Peter, Emotional Structure, Quill Driver Books

Edelstein, Linda N. Writer’s Guide to Character Traits, The, WDB

Gable, Susan, Character Motto: A Writer’s Tool for Creating 3-D Characters, (e-book)

Goodman, Linda, Love Signs, Fawcett, & Sun Signs, Taplinger

Hirsh, Sandra, Life Types, Harper

Iglesias, Karl, Writing for Emotional Impact, WingSpan Press

Kaufman, Carolyn, Psy. D., The Writer’s Guide to Psychology: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment and Human Behavior, Quill Driver Books (e-book)

Keirsey, David, Please Understand Me, Prometheus Nemesis Book Co.

Kenyon, Sherrilyn, Character Naming Sourcebook, WDB

Leman, Dr. Kevin, Birth Order Book, The, MJF Books

Leman, Dr. Kevin, Were You Born For Each Other?, Delacorte

Lore, Nicholas, Pathfinder, The, Simon & Schuster

Maisel, Eric, Ph.D., What Would Your Character Do?, WDB

Maslow, Abraham H., Motivation and Personality, Harper

McCutcheon, Marc, Building Believable Characters, WDB

McFarland, Phoenix, Complete Book of Magical Names, The, Llewellyn Press

McGraw, Dr. Phil, Family First, Free Press

Moore, Robert, King, Warrior, Magician, Lover, Harper

Morris, Desmond, Body Talk, Crown

Morris, Desmond, Human Zoo, The,  Triad Grafton

Morris, Desmond, Intimate Behavior, Triad Grafton

Nemko, Marty, Cool Careers for Dummies, IDG Books

Nemko, Marty, Finding Your Perfect Work, Putnam

Pearson, Carol, Awakening the Heroes Within

Potash, Marlin S., Dr., Hidden Agendas, Delacorte

Rasley, Alicia, Power of Point of View, The, WDB

Ratey, John, M.D. & Catherine Johnson, Shadow Syndromes: Mild Forms of Major Mental Disorders, Bantam

Riso, Don Richard, Personality Types, Houghton Mifflin

Riso, Don Richard, Discovering Your Personality Type, Houghton Mifflin

Schmidt, Victoria Lynn, Ph.D., 45 Master Characters, WDB

Schnebly, Laurie, Believable Characters, Cider Press

Seger, Linda, Creating Unforgettable Characters, Owl

Swain, Dwight V., Creating Characters, WDB

Tannen, Deborah, You Just Don’t Understand, Ballantine

Tannen, Deborah, You Were Always Mom’s Favorite, Rangom House

Tieger, Paul D. & Barbara Barron-Tieger, Do What Your Are, Ballantine

Worick, Jennifer, Action Heroine Handbook, The, Quirk