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Random Word Generator

A way to generate a new story idea.

David Gane
David Gane

A helpful trick that a student told me to generate story ideas:

  1. Use a word generator (like this one) to give you 3–4 words.
  2. See if those words spark a story.
  3. If not, re-roll more words and try again.

I usually search Unsplash for most of my ideas, but I like this enough to try it.

🎉 Our latest novel, Shepherd’s Call, won Gold in the Young Adult Fiction - General category at the 2022 Moonbeam Awards.


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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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