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Writers and readers, would you like your books to be written at the next level? That is, written not by a human, but by an artificial intelligence?
Too bad, because soon robots will take writer’s jobs (everybody’s jobs).
In the meantime, here’s a website that lets you ease into a world without human fiction writers:
This site has a list of links (on the left side) which lets you generate “random” story elements, such as story titles, character descriptions, and dialogue.
I played around a bit, and here’s what I got:
Title: Poisoned Forest
Town Name: Tombminster
Character Name #1: Elaine Barnes (mixed and matched first / last names with Janice Wilkinson)
Character Description: A selfish 60 year-old woman
Traits: shy, unkind, materialistic
Job Title: Lighthouse Keeper
Character Name #2: Janice Wilkinson (mixed and matched first / last names with Elaine Barnes)
Character Description: A helpful 33 year-old woman
Traits: idealistic, decisive, compassionate
Job Title: Surveyor
The story begins in a church crypt
Someone mistakenly believes s/he has killed someone
It’s a story about learning from mistakes
Your character offers to lend a helping hand
Random Dialogue (hacked this a bit):
“You came back!”
“Please don’t argue. You have to leave right now, you aren’t safe here.”
“This isn’t just about you. It’s about what’s best for all of us.”
List of 3 Random Words:
education ghost coffin
List of 8 Random Words (more=merrier):
More intriguing random stuff (I forget which links I clicked):
The old house, with its wildly overgrown garden, was silent, secretive
An imaginative 66 year-old woman, who comes from a poor background, lives in a terraced house and tends to be a little clumsy.
A generous 33 year-old woman, who comes from a poor background, lives in a caravan and tends to drink too much.
So if you’re looking for story prompts, check it out. I’m going to put the above in a back burner folder and use it as a springboard for a future story, robots be damned. But in the meantime, feel free to jump on any of the random elements I found for your own stories.
Writer and multi-leveled castle-dweller Tom Merriman provided the theme for this post; thanks, Tom!
For a comprehensive list of partial and full stories, click here.