Story Generator I Dig

Tonight I was “surfing the net while sitting on the couch” again and I stumbled upon a terrific site for generating random ideas for writing short stories.

“Tropes are storytelling devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members’ minds and expectations.”

Here’s one

trope1

And another …

trope2

The real value is when you click the Setting, Plot, Narrative Device, Hero, Villain, Character As Device, and Characterization Device. A wiki opens explaining the pattern, theme, cliché, or archetype with connections to examples from literature, film, comics, and video games. Very rich. Happy digging.

Have you ever googled “Applied Phlebotinum“?

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12 Responses to Story Generator I Dig

  1. jchampagne says:

    Mr. Sader,
    This is my link to my short story titled: Operation Silver

    http://iblog.stjschool.org/jchampagne/2009/05/25/203/

  2. Niko says:

    My last pingback had some errors in the writing so I fixed them. Here is the one I am handing in.

    http://iblog.stjschool.org/ntimpano/2009/05/28/freaked-out-of-time/

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