Will Bontrager
Home & Books • Stories • Amish Recipes • For Writers
Contact • About Will

Plot Ideas

Idea Generator for Writers

This is a game for writers. The intent is to stimulate ideas for plots.

The plot ideas may be for books, poems, chapters within books, short stories, movies — wherever a writer can use a plot.

An aside — interesting info:
The software you will interact with on this page was converted from software named "TV Plot" and written in BASIC, published during year 1980 in More BASIC Computer Games by Creative Computing Press. The BASIC program listing for "TV Plot" is online.

When this page loads, it populates the editable list selection items (further below) with the items of the original game.

What the Plot Generator Does

The game automatically fills in the blanks of this sentence from randomly selected list items:

A (—) (—) who is (—) at (—) and who (—).

The List Selection Items

Here are the lists. You may edit (change, delete, insert) items in the lists as you please for your current visit at this web page. To edit, tap a list and type.

A
swinging
brilliant
salty
hilarious
sensitive
doddering
henpecked
dedicated
thoughtful
heavy
girl cowhand
little boy
scientist
lawyer
town marshal
dentist
bus driver
jungle man
secret agent
collie
who is
a whiz
a flop
mediocre
a success
a disaster
at
solving crimes
roping cows
cooking health food
pitching woo
protecting ecology
helping children
two-fisted drinking
fighting fires
herding elephants
winning races
and who
recovers the jewels
foils the spies
destroys the city
finds love
saves the animals
confesses
discovers the secret
stops the flood
helps the dog
makes the sacrifice
.

The Plot Idea Generator

Tap here to generate a plot idea. The idea will appear in the box below. (Repeat as desired.)

Chamber of Commerce - on the Web logo