Writing Roulette: All the Generators You'd Ever Want, Part 2

Note to readers:
I've gone through all the links and have fixed all the broken ones. If you're found some good generators that I don't have, leave a note in the comments and I'll be sure to add that in (and credit you for your efforts!). And if you find broken links, please let me know. Thank you so much!

Today is day two of generators for story ideas. If you missed part one, go check it out now. The list was so long, I had to split it into two posts. Have fun!

Terrain Generator: comes up with descriptive forests and oceans
City Generator: build your own description with nineteen different aspects.
City Map Generator: make a map of your setting with your own parameters.
More City Maps: this site allows you to generate "endless maps of walled cities, complete with castles and winding waterways". 
3-D City Maps: zoom in on the buildings in the city you create.
Blank Fantasy Maps: Sedeslav has created some wonderful fantasy maps where you can insert your own names of towns, kingdoms, and rivers. Highly recommended. Map 1 | Map 2 | Map 3 | Map 4 

For Fun
Drink Generator: helpful for fantasy and sci-fi writers
Decision Generator: for you or your character, this answers the question: should you or shouldn't you?
Random Phrase Generator

More sites to check out:
The Forge: Generators for fantasy names, creatures, spells, and settings.
Serendipity: a huge amount of generators, names, characters, setting, clothing, swear words, and more.
Chaotic Shiny: another large collection, including culture, accessories, and diseases, and much more.
Seventh Sanctum: more generators, with superheroes, magic, and humor, among many others.
Where the Map Ends: more generators for language, villains, and fantasy characters.
The Generator Blog keeps up with new generators that come along.

Do you have any favorite generators to add to the list? Leave a link in the comments.

Other posts in the series:
Resources for plotting a novel
Generators, Part 1


  1. These are great tools. I've bookmarked them for future exploration!

  2. There's another good one someone left in the comments yesterday, too!


  3. Here's one I just found: writtenkitten. You write 100 words and get a picture of a cute kitten. Write another 100 and get a new kitten. It's fun to use if you need a little extra incentive or need to get into writing mode after doing something else.

    I would suggest copying, pasting and saving to a document every once and a while.

  4. Thanks so much for the heads up! Here's the link in case anyone wants to try it out: http://writtenkitten.net/
    What great positive reinforcement!


  5. this website has been so helpful to me and my writing! I have improved so much that i can't remember not writing this good. You guys are so awesome and totally stupendous!

  6. I'm so glad the information is helpful to you. Thanks for coming by!


  7. These links are amazing, Debbie! I'm bookmarking and tweeting this post....

  8. Thank you so much, Jarm! Glad they're useful.


  9. This site has been very helpful!! i am great at coming up with plot but never good at names or titles. so thank you for all these awesome links!!

  10. I'm so glad these links have helped you, Lindsey! Best of luck with your writing. : )


  11. What a cool post! Thanks for gathering them all up in one location, Debbie! ;-)

  12. Hi my site is Grafic world. Online generator and resorce

  13. After using these tools for the past couple of years thanks to you, I thought it only fair to come by and give you a big old THANK YOU:)

    1. Aww. Rodwen, you made my day! The two generator posts are the top hits of all time on this blog. Best of luck in your writing endeavors!


  14. Thank for your very good article.! i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!




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