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Plot Generator

Welcome to the Plot Generator! Use this idea generator to generate thousands of possibilities for plot ideas. Have fun!

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10 tips for coming up with plot ideas

  1. Study favorite books, movies, and stories.
  2. Start with characters rather than a plot.
  3. Brainstorm a list of ideas and keep track of the best ones.
  4. Develop interesting settings.
  5. Research real-life events.
  6. Pick a theme and build a story around it.
  7. Read fiction across all genres.
  8. Use elements from fairy tales, myths, and legends.
  9. Talk to others for inspiration.
  10. Use random word/idea generators.

The Three Types of Plots

A plot is a sequence of events. It can be broken down into three categories: rising action, character arc, and climaxes. The three types of events have a lot in common, but each of them also has a unique way of being structured.

Why should you use a Plot Generator?

Using a plot generator can be a great way to spark your creativity, especially if you're experiencing writer's block. It can help provide structure and inspiration to your writing, allowing you to develop ideas from a unique angle, and potentially come up with plot lines that you never would have thought of before. Plot generators can also be useful for storytellers and novelists who want to quickly come up with new plot points for a story, so they can start writing without having to brainstorm for hours.

So many ideas, but can I use the plot ideas for free?

All random plot ideas created with this tool are 100% free to use without any need to provide credit (although we do appreciate the occasional shoutout). Be a little careful though, as there is always a small chance that an idea already belongs to someone else.

Is there a limit to how much I can generate with this random Plot Generator?

There's thousands of plot ideas in this Plot Generator, so you won't need to be worried that we'll run out anytime soon. Just have fun with it.

For even more ideas and some additional options, be sure to also check out the Plot Generator over on The Story Shack.

Explore some plot ideas

  • An experimental psychologist rescues a doddery hairdresser. The story is brought to a conclusion by a win.
  • An animal trainer has limited time to claim their birthright. Events are begun by a storm.
  • When their family is kidnapped, three of the dumbest people you'
  • ll ever meet go on a visit to see their folks. The story is commenced by a rescue.
  • A ninja is suspected of a mysterious disappearance.
  • A gifted manager sees their mother punished for heresy. The circumstances are resolved by conflict.
  • A poor truck driver sees their father punished for an unprovoked attack.
  • A reporter borrows a bag with a million dollars. The circumstances are extended by a storm.
  • A disabled ninja has limited time to repatriate a chocolate factory.
  • A cheerleader has limited time to accidentally take charge of hostages. The plot is split wide open by a chance comment overheard.
  • A truck driver and a stuffy cable guy become allies to go looking for a box of minature monsters. The circumstances are made more complex by a secret investigator.

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