In reality, people can be quite complex individuals. In my make-believe world it's important that my characters have just as much depth so a very strong connection could be made between my readers and my characters. My style is to simply write a story... a movie playing in the readers mind rather than having my readers live directly through my main character. Since this is all so very new to me, I do know that there is a term for this style of writing... I just can't seem to remember what it's called at this time! We express emotions... dream... work jobs... have homes... families, etc... We all have unique characteristics and every once in a while find ourselves deep in thought. My character is emotional... and, well... THINKS... A LOT!! So what is the proper way to write what my character is thinking/dreaming about in this particular style? Do I italisize (sp??) the thoughts/dreams? I've got absolutely no experience or education in creative writing/novel writing... It kind of feels like I may be mixing styles! Please... any tips and advice would be absolutely golden!!! Thanks to all who are willing to offer me their knowledge... and time!!!