So, usually I write stories that are very plot heavy, but I've had a story in mind that I've wanted to write for about a year that is much more focused on the character, and it is proving incredibly difficult to even start. Just for the sake of being able to get suggestions from you guys, it's about a bitter old man who hasn't been able to move on from his past, and it ends with a big epiphany moment (think Citizen Kane). I spend hours thinking about what tense it should be in, what POV, etc etc. I'm thinking about having it be from an external character's POV so that the audience can relate to this external character in getting to know the old man, but at the same time it seems like having a third person narrator who can look back on the life of the old man may help as well...hard to say. There aren't any clear plot points that need to happen like in most of my stories, and instead I just need to find ways to gradually explore this old man, but also relate him to this external character I think...I don't know, I keep going back and forth and I'm getting NOWHERE! I think Bartleby the Scrivener is a good example of the sort of story I'm thinking of, but I just can't think how to get started on this story... So, just to be clear I'm not asking for any specific plot help, but just things to consider or get me through the door. How do I create the plot for a story that's centered almost completely around exploring this one character?