Nancy D edited the table of contents of Breathing Life into Your Characters Thursday, September 15, 2011.
IntroductionChapter 1. Writing Characters From the Inside OutChapter 2. Ghosts of the Past: Your Characters' BackstoriesChapter 3. Pulling the Strings: Character MotivationChapter 4. Less of You: Creating Characters Different From YourselfChapter 5. The Psychology of Characters and the Writer: What Makes Them TickChapter 6. Creating Your Villain: Tapping the ShadowChapter 7. The Heart of Drama: Injecting Feelings Into Your CharactersChapter 8. Coping With Conflict: Characters' Defense Mechanisms and MasksChapter 9. Dysfunctional Families: Secrets, Myths, and LiesChapter 10. Creating Real People: Disorders and Troubled PersonalitiesChapter 11. Lasting Impressions: Body Language, Dialogue, and Subtext