The Amazing Story Generator creates thousands of different story prompts! This flipbook for writers and other creative types allows users to randomly combine three different elements to generate a unique story idea. With hundreds of settings, characters, and plots to mix and match, the possibilities are just about endless. Packed with colorful, wacky, and engaging prompts, this is the perfect tool for jump-starting fresh new short stories, novels, scripts, screenplays, and improv sessions.
Nicole Rivera of Story Dam demonstrates:
When I came across a copy of this curious little binder-book for sale at the Chronicle Books booth during the LA Times Festival of Books earlier this month, I snatched it up with the thought that it could inspire some blogging creativity. This is what it’s led me to:
Here’s what I have in mind:
On Thursdays (when I’m not posting a Throwback post or a book review), I will put up a photo of a prompt from the ASG. Based on that prompt, I’ll write:
- the catalog/jacket description for the book that would tell that story (as suggested by Kim)
- the first paragraph of that story
- a description of the principal character in the story
- a blurb from a review of the book telling that story
or whatever comes to mind inspired by that prompt. It could be anything, silly or serious or in-between (but it probably will not be poetry–at least not if I’m writing it). And that leads me to one more thing:
If enough people are into this I’ll create an official linky. In the meantime, you may either respond to the prompt directly in the comments here, or leave a link to your own post that uses it. If you choose to tell the story on your own blog, please copy and paste the prompt into it…and help yourself to that “Tell-a-story Thursday” badge, too! Also, Thursday is the day that I will post prompts here–if you respond in your own space, it can go up any day you like.