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 55-year-old man , and he's a musician .


Short and compact , his wavy tawny hair and gray eyes make him shy and self-aware . He's dependable and perseverant.


He has a close-knit family , and he's the firstborn .


His core belief is "he who saves one life saves the world entire." His biggest fear is of being ridiculed.


Cross him and you’ll get a rude gesture. Do well by him and you’ll get a thrilling adventure.


His dream is to be loved, but impulsiveness stands in his way. To overcome it, he must change from greedy to satisfied. Can he make his dream come true?

Write his story.