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"Follow Your Character"
Story Idea Generator

Great stories take place when interesting events happen to interesting characters.

This story idea generator will help you come up with engaging characters, their driving forces, and the obstacles that stand in their way.

With over 618,000,000 possible combinations, you'll never run out of ideas again.

The Story Idea Generator

Note: not all options make sense together. Did you draw a ridiculous combination? Regenerate the paragraph until you find something you like.


He's a 70-year-old man , and he's an editor .


Somewhat short and bulky , his straight jet-black hair and honey-colored eyes make him shy and self-aware . He's modest and personable.


He has a medium-sized family , and he's a doted-on child .


His core belief is "good things come to those who wait." His biggest fear is of snakes.


Cross him and you’ll get a broken look. Do well by him and you’ll get a brief fling.


His dream is to be an astronaut, but being angry at the world stands in his way. To overcome it, he must change from cynical to hopeful. Can he make his dream come true?

Write his story.

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