Originally Posted by mr ploppy
When you write in first person does it matter if your supporting cast are a bit like 2D cardboard cutouts? They would be the way the narrator thinks about them — Shaz the slag, Dad the fat lazy bastard, Dave the useless boyfriend, etc.
How deep the character is, is dependate on the relationship to the narator and the narator's personality. So is the story teller is the plotting type and the charactor being thought of is their mortal enemy the deapth of the enemy would be great. However, if the narator was not a ploter but a silent doer the only thought might about the mortal enemy might be their bad they killed my mother - they stay in the shallow end of the pool.
One of the intresting thing I've try to do with the first person is show the characher by exposing their mis-consepctions. It's hard to work on how to expose the main character denial of reality when working in the first person.
Have fun, Jan