Hi people of writingforums.org. Im new to the site and to writing. I had a friend read over a little something I wrote in my spare time and he suggested that I start writing short stories and the like. So here I am. The only thing stopping me at this point is that I'm terrible at thinking up plots, characters, etc. I know I want to do something semi-modern in the action genre. I was hoping that someone here would help me get started by suggesting some recent events around the world that might make for a good action short. If it matters to your thought process then you should know that I excel at describing things in detail and have an ability to turn anything into a relatively sensible conspiracy theory. Thanks for the help.