Charlie DorsettComment

Random Generators and Writer's Block

Charlie DorsettComment

Writer’s block has be to one of the worse feelings a creative person can feel:  the deep and burning desire to create frustrated by the inability to connect any two words or ideas in any coherent fashion.

When I get stumped I like to resort to the completely random.  For example, I will often spin the story wheel in Dramatica, but I realize that is not an easy program to acquire.  No worries, there are a number of great free randomizers out there.  Here are a couple great resources:

Language is a Virus has a great crop of tools for curing Writer's Block.

Manon has a large number of random generators up on the site.  They cover almost every need:

  • People


  • Names
  • Character Builders


  • Places

  • Miscellaneous things

  • Stories

  • Travesties
  • …and links to other random generators.  These would be great to use when you need to generate statistics for a story or a game you are running.

    My name is C.E. Dorsett, and I am a scifi/fantasy writer. I have written the books Shine Like Thunder and The Chain, just to name a couple.  I am really a builder of worlds from the wuxia inspired, scifi setting Our Solemn Hour to the dark fantasy of Dragons of Night.  My writing is influenced by writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Charlaine Harris, Alice Hoffman, Armistead Maupin, Frank Herbert, E E Doc Smith and Robert E Howard. I love to tell stories and talk with my readers.