Here I am, back once again with RANDOM GENERATORS! This time we’re dealing with randomly generated plot ideas. Take a look through the list and the examples churned out, do any of these jog a story idea for you?
If you love random generators, you can also check out my other posts Random Story Title Generators, Random Cause of Death Generators, Random Plot Twist Generators and Random Character Name Generators. If you really wanted, you could randomly generate ideas for the plot, title, death, twists and all of your characters! Perfect for those of you with writer’s block.
You can choose to randomly generate each of the fields, or take your time to fill out details such as detective and sidekick names, physical appearance descriptions and location and you’re good to go!
Here is my randomly generated thriller:
This is a really interesting one – it generates plot ideas that are a twist on classic stories.
This is definitely one for stranger plot lines such as ghosts, time warps and weird creatures. Keep pressing ‘Paranormalize!’ to create lots of strange plots!
What I like about this generator is the questions asked of you at the end to get you thinking about the story.
Once again, randomise your selections or pick your key character names and some adjectives to be included in the story and hey presto!
I love this story!!
Displays a plotline for your major and minor protagonist aswell as your villain in one swoop – keep pressing ‘Puntificate!’ for tons of options!
Randomly create a mystery plot in seconds.
Automatically gives you six plots to start with, but you could keep hitting ‘Get some more’ and view over 5.1 million plots! Though not genre specific, there are tons of ideas for crime, thriller or mystery storylines.
Toggle the buttons for main character, second character, setting, situation, theme and character action until you match up your perfect storyline!
Choose to churn out between one and ten storylines at once, with an emphasis on fantasy and sci-fi.
Another simple device to churn out random suspense plots. They don’t always make sense but the ideas might jog some story inspiration.
Generates random story lines that aren’t genre-specific. I actually really like the idea I randomly generated below!
Gives you a single line of plot for your story. Keep pressing ‘Give me the jibblies!’ to generate loads of choices.
This one is a bit silly, but hey it’s all good fun!
Stephen King uses the ‘What if..?’ question as a basis for many of his stories. I love this generator!
Over to you
Did you get any ideas from these generators? I’d love to hear it in the comments!