Characters are so exciting to develop. You create a back story, physical features, likes, dislikes, and flaws. Aspects like this build a real person hidden within the depth of your book, but you need to know exactly who your character is before you start writing.
Just as the writer has a real personality, so should your characters. I would recommend finding out at least your main characters personality type before writing your story. Take the 16 personalities test and answer the questions as your character would. Be your character during the quiz, imagine what they would think and react to the questions.
When you’ve finished the short questionnaire, you can look at certain parts of that personality like flaws, attributes, summary of personality, romance, and so on. This information helps you perfect your character, making them a real person!
Knowing my character’s personality has allowed me to make my character’s life more relatable, and overall who they are more realistic. With a back story, personality info, and silly quirks you make up, your next lead character will be so well rounded people won’t be able to get enough of them!
Doing a little extra work for your main character will go a long way in your book. Audiences love characters they feel connected to, characters they feel like they know. Don’t give away your character right at the beginning though, expose who they are through out your book. A little mystery never killed anyone, right?
Go to 16personalties.com for a free personality test! I have never taken a more accurate personality test in all my life. Let me know how you like it!