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.


They're a 20-year-old non-binary person , and they're a carpenter .


Somewhat short and muscular , their cascading platinum hair and black eyes make them blend in everywhere . They're nasty and rude.


They have no known parents , and they're everyone's disappointment .


Their core belief is "love can conquer anything." Their biggest fear is of snakes.


Cross them and you’ll get a knife in your back. Do well by them and you’ll get a special, secret smile.


Their dream is to get a tattoo, but an earthquake stands in their way. To overcome it, they must change from foolish to wise. Can they make their dream come true?

Write their story.