So yeah, I am new to writing books and have a few questions about writing in first person: 1. Is it acceptable to write thoughts of the protag. as if he was talking to the reader (example: I wish I could tell you how much I hated Bill...) 2. If so, how much can you write like this? A few sentences in a paragragh? A paragraph? 3. Finally, in the book I am writing, I plan on writing a prequel to the book(s) I am planning to write. Is it smart to write about the main protag. past (he is a main character in the sequel as well)? If so, how much can I reveal? Thanks in advance, I know you guys will help me out a lot and hopefully improve my novel.