The story I'm writing has this for a first sent line -- The only thing you need to need to know about me is you don't need to know anything about me. This, I feel, says a lot about my character, and the story flows from these words. Much of the story is written in first person. I use more than one point of view. Developing your character, your main character at least, is essential. I wouldn't write a story, at least one I consider worthwhile, without paying a great dead of attention to its characters.