(Story) concept idea generator

This generator will give you 10 random ideas or writing prompts. ideas which are mostly directed at short stories and creative writing, but they could work just as well for other art projects or they might spark an idea for something different entirely.

There are about 80,000 possible combinations in this generator, so there's plenty to help you get over a creative block or to challenge you. Some ideas will be simple, others will be hard. Some will be straight forwards, others will require some interpretation. Either way, there's bound to be something for your needs.

I've split the ideas into 2 categories. The first are 'event ideas', these focus mainly on an event (obviously), like 'Blind date in a fairy tale universe' or 'Music from the workplace'. These are ideas are mainly aimed at those who wish to focus on describing the surroundings, the atmosphere and pretty much anything else, but with less focus on specific characters.

The second category are 'character ideas', these focus mainly on characters (obviously), how they feel, act and interact with others. Ideas like 'Inside the mind of an evil fictional character' or 'Alone in the world with your crush'. So pretty much the opposite of the 'event ideas', the surroundings, the atmosphere and even the place where it takes place are all secondary details.

Obviously you can combine both ideas into one story in which everything matters, or mix and match parts to suit your needs. This generator, like many, is mostly meant as a source of inspiration.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

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