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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

The day before yesterday in Chicago, a cute boy named Mr. Smooth was walking along, minding his own business. Mr. Smooth looked and dressed like President Bush.


Suddenly, he saw Bevis, who was mean and looked a little like Godzilla.

Point of tension, conflict or problem

Bevis proceeded to break a bald girl's pencil. The girl's name was Martha.

Effort to stop antagonist

"Stop, you weasel!" Mr. Smooth yelled out. But Bevis started to run away.

Seem to fail

Mr. Smooth chased Bevis for miles. Bevis could run fast and seemed to be getting away.

Happy outcome

But then in a final great effort, Mr. Smooth told Bevis to slow down and surprisingly caught the scoundrel!

Martha was so happy, that she passed out.

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

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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.

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