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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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Story

Introduce protagonist and setting

Once upon a time in an airport, a tattooed boy named Adolf was walking along, minding his own business. Adolf looked and dressed like Marilyn Monroe.

Antagonist

Suddenly, he saw Bevis, who was skinny and looked a little like King Kong.

Point of tension, conflict or problem

Bevis proceeded to steal a bald boy's shoes. The boy's name was Hairy Harry.

Effort to stop antagonist

"Stop, you bad person!" Adolf yelled out. But Bevis started to run away.

Seem to fail

Adolf chased Bevis through the shopping mall. Bevis could run fast and seemed to be getting away.

Happy outcome

But then in a final great effort, Adolf took a shortcut and surprisingly caught the scoundrel!

Hairy Harry was so happy, that he jumped with joy.

Thus ends a good story.

Application

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

Summary

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

Websites

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

Books

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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