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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.