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Simple Plot and Random Story Generator

by Ron Kurtus (revised 2 March 2012)

The following—slightly humorous—story is randomly generated from a simple plot.

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Introduce protagonist and setting

10 minutes ago in an old castle, a handsome girl named Smiley was walking along, minding her own business. Smiley looked and dressed like Marilyn Monroe.


Suddenly, she saw Bevis, who was fat and looked a little like Godzilla.

Point of tension, conflict or problem

Bevis proceeded to steal a well-dressed girl's hat. The girl's name was Anita.

Effort to stop antagonist

"Stop, you slime ball!" Smiley yelled out. But Bevis started to run away.

Seem to fail

Smiley chased Bevis for a long time. Bevis could run fast and seemed to be getting away.

Happy outcome

But then in a final great effort, Smiley ran as fast as humanly possible and surprisingly caught the scoundrel!

Anita was so happy, that she kissed Smiley.

Thus ends a good story.


You can use this plot technique to create your own story or make up your own plot.


Most stories have plots or summaries of what happened. You can use one plot but just change the locations, character and activities to make a different story.

Be creative

Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Fiction Resources

Plot generators

Late-Night Cable-Movie Plot Generator - Randomly writes a TV Guide-type summary of a movie, along with popular actors

Jerry Bruckheimer Plot Generator - Randomly generates a moderately complex plot, including suggested actors


20 Master Plots by Ronals B. Tobias, Writers Digest Books; (2003) $14.99 - Fundamental plots that recur through all fiction and how to apply them to modern stories.

Plots Unlimited: For the Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Screenplays and Television Episodes by Tom Sawyer and Arthur David Weingarten, Ashleywilde Inc; (1995) $25.00 - A compendium of story ideas that can stimulate a writer's imagination.

Top-rated books on Fiction Writing

Top-rated books on Writing

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