I’m a rookie at characterisation. Does anyone have any good ideas for ways to make readers empathise with this unique, individual character? Here’s why he’s unique: He’s a loser. Particularly, he’s behind the eight-ball when it comes to mixing easily with people. There’s no point in saying a writer does not create characters like that, that they have to be winners if readers are to like them; this story will hinge around this guy’s difficulties. So I need to make readers feel for him. Thanks.