I’ve been spending some time trying to get into the head of my Leading Lady – that is to say, the protagonist whose story seems to be taking over the forefront of my mind right now. (I have four stories in my NaNo 2014 WIP folder right now; this one is taking over at the moment.)
For some reason, I’m having trouble figuring out what makes her tick. Which is crazy, because I’ve already written some back story on her, and I feel like I know her really well. I just need to get a little deeper into her head if I’m going to be able to clearly tell her story.
I’m struggling to put her playlist together, which has never happened to me before. I think once I find her favorite song, the rest of the list will come more easily.
I am feeling really good about this. Now that I know her MBTI, I’ll be able to get to know her much better. In fact, I already feel like I do know her better. If you haven’t done this for your main character(s), I strongly suggest you do it. I’m planning next to take it for my secondary protagonist in the same novel. Once I really get into the heart of the story, I’m going to need to know him at least as well as I know the Leading Lady, if not better.
Do you know your protagonist’s MBTI type?