First off, I've never written before - well I've played with stories here and there in between off time as my career as a federal correction officer. However, I am wondering a couple of things. 1) How much detail do you give to a character without making them seem too much. A sort of Mary-Sue situation. 2) How attached to get to a character. Is getting too attached a bad thing? Can that cause too much focus on one character while skipping other main characters? 3) Are characters more interesting from a third person omniscient idea or 1st person? I find writing third person easier.