I'm struggling with plot and I'm afraid of going in blindly, or with little direction. Moreover, I'm nervous I can't put this together... because I call myself a writer, but I feel held back by this mental block. This is where I am at the moment, and how I got there: 1. Wanted to write about ex-pats in Europe; though it is not a travel story. 2. Had a theme, a social issue that developed simultaneously as the idea 3. Archetypes formed around the theme, from which were born the characters - Each character has a personality and, moreover, portrays the characteristics that link to thematic points. 4. I have scene ideas that develop and reveal character 5. I'm now working on (struggling with) plot. I do wonder how to go about this, actually, since this is not necessarily a plot driven story but character development, characters' internal struggles and dynamic between individuals with conflicting desires. My concern is creating a compelling story, whose plot points are revealing of human condition, that are not so mundane that they bore, but still firmly grounded in reality - so not necessarily high-octane scenes, so to speak. The problem is, I am having trouble finding that. I need your help. Not to sound snobbish, but does anyone know some resources that pertain to 'literary fiction' plot/story development. I feel like a failure as a writer asking for help for something so fundamental as plot, but I'm attempting character driven writing for the first time as a large (novel) project. Any help, actually, would be much appreciated. Thanks!