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"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 75-year-old man , and he's an editor .


Short and bulky , his closely-cropped jet-black hair and gray eyes make him turn heads . He's broadminded and meditative.


He has a close-knit family , and he's a doted-on child .


His core belief is "always look at the bright side of life." His biggest fear is of needles.


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


His dream is to learn how cook and bake, but an illness stands in his way. To overcome it, he must change from disrespectful to appreciative. Can he make his dream come true?

Write his story.

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