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 45-year-old man , and he's a cook .


Of average height and whip-like , his lank brown hair and light-blue eyes make him confident with people . He's organized and productive.


He has a close-knit family , and he's in good standing with them .


His core belief is "be prepared." His biggest fear is of insects.


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


His dream is to direct a movie, but being old stands in his way. To overcome it, he must change from aloof to amiable. Can he make his dream come true?

Write his story.