A work that focuses on minute and faithful reproduction of some bit of reality, without selection, organization, or judgment and that every smallest detail is presented with scientific fidelity is an example of the "slice of life" novel.
Do you mean psychological as in: I'm going to make the character really depressed and make the story about depression? If you end up with a description about a character dealing with or going through an event or situation, such as, a woman deals with the aftermath of her son's death, you might want to explore it further.
Though I'm sure you could adapt it and break up the individual short stories into chapters and mix them together. The problem in my opinion of course, tastes will vary is a subplot that suggests a much larger resolvable goal that's never developed.
Was it harder or easier for you than a plot-driven novel? There are reasons, however, why these internal stories are just as gripping as their action-packed counterparts.
Is it okay to use the short story collection type formula when writing Slice of Life, or does that not work too well in a novel context? This didn't work because a single plot element hijacked the story and suggested that solving this element was the point of the book, which was then never resolved.
It made you wonder how you would act in this same situation. Oh and here are some links about Slice of Life that may be helpful:. Here's an updated look at what makes or breaks a day in the life of a character novel.
When done, kids have lots of ideas to refer back to.
The world needed to end for this character to go through this internal change.