I have begun to write a story, but as with any other time I've sat down to write fiction, I cannot seem to grasp the meaning of plot. Meaning, I understand that it is the actions that hold the story together, but what actions do I write? I'm totally at a loss for what to do to make things seem to progress naturally and from one situation to another while keeping relevance intact. I write with the overall,big picture-based meaning in mind far more than the actual story. Philosophy comes naturally to me, but mixing on-the-fly philosophy with on-the-fly concrete actions is really tough and I end up writing a page of passive, detailed, and abstract introspection without any forward motion in the plot. Basically, are there any basic rules, a good site, or a good book to know for bringing your imagination past thoughts and into a world?