Re:Fiction - The Fiction Writers' Magazine

"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.


She's a 55-year-old woman , and she's an editor .


Towering and whip-like , her buzz-cut blonde hair and brown eyes make her look out of place . She's selfless and cruel.


She has a huge family , and she's the spirit of the holidays .


Her core belief is "measure twice, cut once." Her biggest fear is of mirrors.


Cross her and you’ll get a stream of curses. Do well by her and you’ll get a grin and a clap on the shoulder.


Her dream is to own a house, but a lack of education stands in her way. To overcome it, she must change from old-fashioned to modern. Can she make her dream come true?

Write her story.