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Most writing prompts are genre specific. You get a mystery prompt, a romance prompt, or a science fiction prompt. Within that you can write the same story over and over without stretching yourself.

The idea of this plot generator is to push you into a new type of hero, new style of story, or different story structure.

The genre can be whatever you want. These outlines can nudge you into new story telling styles.


Story Outline
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You can follow the (details) links to learn more about each trope, use your browser's back button to return to this page.


Here's a story outline.

Use the a Romance Arc (details) story structure to describe

A protagonist who is a Tragic Hero (details) (with a Rounded Character character modifier) (details)
and a Pessimist
(A tendency to stress the negative or unfavourable or to take the gloomiest possible view.) flaw.

They use a Deus Ex Machina (details) as a plot device

against a Wicked Stepmother (details) antagonist.

The plot hinges on a Literary Agent Hypothesis (details)