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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 Retcon (details) story structure to describe

A protagonist who is a Captain (details) (with a Jerk with a Heart of Gold character modifier) (details)
and a Seducer
(To lead others astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt. To attempt to lead or draw someone away, as from principles, faith, or allegiance.) flaw.

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

against a Villain Protagonist (details) antagonist.

The plot hinges on a Law of Conservation of Detail (details)