And sometimes, we writers just need a flow of ideas to ignite some spark hiding in the recesses of our minds.
The following generators are a fantastic way to get the ideas flowing. Check them out! Whether you need a creative name or an interesting character description, these are wonderful.
Links via Serendipity :
- French Female Name Generator
- French Male Name Generator
- Japanese Female Name Generator
- Japanese Male Name Generator
- Medieval Name Generator
- Trendy Name Generator
- Gnome Name Generator
- Villainess Name Generator
- Princess Name Generator
- Prince Name Generator
- Villain Name Generator
- Fantasy Name Generator
- Online Handle Generator
- Detailed Character Generator
Generates short profiles with both physical details and background information.
- Character Description Generator
Short physical descriptions.
- Fantasy Character Generator
Names and brief profiles geared toward a medieval fantasy setting.
- Magician Generator
For those days when you just need a legendary magic-user fast.
- Ethnicity Generator
Requested here and there. Creates a description of the dominant physical traits of a group.
- Marie-Suzette Generator
Instantly create an obnoxiously romantic original character.
- Anti-Marie-Suzette Generator
Nauseated from the results of that one? Try this for a dose of cold hard realism.
- Frenchboy Generator
Supplies a given name, appearance, and personality for your revolutionaries.
- Place Name Generator
Vaguely Latinate names for countries, continents and cities.
- City Generator
Roll up a teeming metropolis or three for your next fantasy setting.
- Stronghold Creator
Instantly create a one-of-a-kind castle full of colorful characters and landmarks.
- Community Name Generator
Names for quaint rural villages, or housing developments that wish they were quaint rural villages.
- Fantasy Place Name Generator
Similar to the Community Namer, but with a more fantastic theme.
- Interesting Site Generator
For those blank spots on your fictional maps.
- Chinese Restaurant Name Generator
Now that you've named the town, name the token Chinese restaurant in it as well.
- Room Description Generator by zlana
A guest star! Generates descriptions of interesting interiors.
- Fantasy Novel Titles
Ever feel like most fantasy authors generated their book titles at random? Now you can, too.
- Dragon Name Generator
Pern-style dragon names. What you do with them is up to you and Anne McCaffrey's lawyer.
- Clothing Style Generator
This one describes the clothes of a population in general -- useful for world building.
- Fantasy Gown Generator
- Fantasy Outfit Generator
By request, random clothes for males as well.
- Treasure Generator
Generate objects rare, beautiful or bizarre for your adventurer to find.
- Fictional War Generator
For those dark periods in your imaginary history.
- Cuss-O-Matic by zlana
Lurid imprecations at your fingertips.
- Color Name Generator
Generates sales-catalog types of colors. Some make sense... some not so much.
- Palette Generator
Gives you a randomized set of colors and corresponding hex codes.
Stories: (generates plot ideas)
- Les Misérables Improv Generator
Quick fic challenges.
- Westmark Improv Generator
For the Lloyd Alexander trilogy that I love so much.
- Les Misérables Fanfic Plotter
Instant storyline! With crossover and Mary Sue functionality!
Includes characters from Les Miz, Westmark and Phantom of the Opera, if you're into that sort of thing.
- Fantasy Plotter
Generates a brief, if often zany, premise for a fantasy story.
- Plot Twist Generator
Wacky developments to jump-start that stalled story.
- Plebey Review Generator
When you need inane, yet incoherent netspeak commentary and don't want to injure your brain.
- Bloody Awful Furre Description Generator
Instantly create a *cough* "poetic" *wheeze* anthropomorphic animal character.
Other great generator sites:
- Seventh Sanctum : Here you'll find a collection of generators that make random characters, plots, ideas, and more to use in your writing, games, art and more. Fabulous must-visit site.
- Chaotic Shiny : Fun, fantastic site.
- Squid.org : Very cool...includes cultural
- The Forge : Fantasy name generator, includes: spells, character names, creature names, etc.
Especially For Romance People:
- Seventh Sanctum Romance Generator
- Cheap Peeks: Great Plot Generator
- Chaotic Shiny's Paranormal Romance Generator
Other fun stuff: