I am not sure whether or not this is the right title for this subject, but it is the one I a going with. Over the years, I have spent a great deal of time developing characters, and I feel it is one of the cornerstones of my writing. I love creating characters. I love killing them off. I love complicating their lives and then throwing them a bone. In short character development hits me in that special spot. Lately I have been working on a writing style that introduces (and develops) the character through an almost POV interaction with the world. An example: "He slowly raised his head making eye contact with his reflective self. What he saw made him want to sigh a third time, but figured that two sighs in the morning were more than enough. Staring back at him was a man in his mid-thirties, green eyes haggard and swollen, his matted red hair easily the envy of an Abercrombie and Fitch model." I really like this perspective, because it allows me to remain 3rd person omnicient, but tell a story almost as though it were in first person. I feel it allows for more tension and internal conflict, while allowing me to move story elements forward without the MC having to "witness" everything. Have any of you tried this style? Have you seen it done effectively? Ineffectively? Curious to hear your thoughts.