Hello There. I would like to know about techniques you use that help define and shape a character and make him a lot more tangible. Currently I'm using the first person narrative, so that I can include his thoughts and feelings (Something i have a bit of trouble on, I can hardly talk about my own feelings, let alone the character i dreamt up). I'm also using the fantasy genre as i believe this genre has the capability to say alot of the world we live in if we allow it. Any other writing techniques that you know of that can help a character jump out the pages and affect the way you see the world. A bit like Samwise Gamgee from lord of the rings,(I wouldnt ever dream of comparing my work on the same level as Tolkien, but this example helps me explain what i mean) he showed that even the smallest, not literally, of people are capable of feats of bravery and help shaping the world. Which i think is what Tolkien wanted Samwise to show, all of the hobbits in fact. The real heroes are the little guy. What I want is to make my character, portray a theme that comes across through the words and affect your view of the world. Ambitious I know, If you have any advice to give, techniques that i dont know about that i could read up on and learn from to help me, that would be absolutely brilliant. Thankyou.