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 65-year-old woman , and she's a coach .


Somewhat short and muscular , her straight gray hair and green eyes make her forgettable . She's innovative and forgiving.


She has a medium-sized family , and she's in good standing with them .


Her core belief is "the world is a huge candy shop and you're always a kid." Her biggest fear is of clowns.


Cross her and you’ll get a rude gesture. Do well by her and you’ll get someone you can trust with your life.


Her dream is to learn how cook and bake, but a tendency to give up stands in her way. To overcome it, she must change from despicable to lovable. Can she make her dream come true?

Write her story.