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.


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


Tall and fat , his stylish reddish hair and blue eyes make him shy and self-aware . He's cooperative and untrustworthy.


He has a wide-scattered family , and he's the firstborn .


His core belief is "frankly, darling, I don't give a damn." His biggest fear is of going insane.


Cross him and you’ll get a cold look. Do well by him and you’ll get someone you can trust with your life.


His dream is to surf in Hawaii, but a fear of heights stands in his way. To overcome it, he must change from stingy to generous. Can he make his dream come true?

Write his story.