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 35-year-old woman , and she's a librarian .


Of average height and fat , her dyed coal-black hair and brown eyes make her forgettable . She's empathetic and listens well.


She has no known parents , and she's the firstborn .


Her core belief is "good things come to those who wait." Her biggest fear is of staying single.


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


Her dream is to retire, but a tendency to give up stands in her way. To overcome it, she must change from explicit to subtle. Can she make her dream come true?

Write her story.