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.

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She's a 45-year-old woman , and she's a lifeguard .

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Somewhat short and lanky , her closely-cropped sandy hair and brown eyes make her turn heads . She's pompous and cruel.

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

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Her core belief is "better be a fool than a knave." Her biggest fear is of darkness.

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Cross her and you’ll get a cold look. Do well by her and you’ll get a special, secret smile.

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Her dream is to own a private island, but a lack of social connections stands in her way. To overcome it, she must change from shabby to impressive. Can she make her dream come true?

Write her story.

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