In the mind of a Writer

Here are a few of my own lists. . . from my blog https://rebekahwolveire.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/writers-block-exercise/
(It can help your own muse to make up your own lists. You can even use characters you are already writing with. You can also make the list as small a 3 (use a 6 die and divided by 2), other dice include 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, and 100 or Percent) You can get dice sets at cheap at $4 to 21 for the pound o Dice on http://www.amazon.com
Random Characters

1. Poor person living in a box (roll odds or man and evens for a woman)
2. Crazy Cat Lady (roll a 20 die to see how many cats she has. . . re-roll if you get 5 or lower: needs to be over 5)
3. Store Clerk who is in love with a married customer
4. Base it off the weirdest person you know
5. Gold Digger
6. A good cop working in a station of corrupt cops
7. A pizza delivery person who is allergic to pepperoni
8. Untalented person who is in an art school
9. A hyper kid (use 12 die for age) stuck in a quiet room
10. Business person wanting a family but has no time
11. The pool person who uses sex to gain secrets about married people in the neighborhood
12. A clueless CEO who is lucky enough to keep their business
13. Cat man (half man/half cat)
14. Rebel teenager who has everyone believing they are smart
15. A struggling cook in a rigged reality TV show
16. A person who is convicted of a crime that they never did
17. Geek at a (Comic/Anime) Convention
18. Sugar Mama/Papa figuring out that they are being used
19. A “rat” trying to get information (Roll of a 4 die to see how successful 1. very bad/failing; 2. Unexpected events; 3. got basic facts, but not enough; 4. Got all information)
20. A person doesn’t know that they are. . . (Roll a Die 6: 1. Mutant; 2. Witch; 3. Vampire; 4. Werewolf; 5. Villain; 6. Super Hero)

Random Reasons for a Conflict

1. Friends betrayal: Lies, gossip, and mistrust
2. Cheating
3. Playing with a Chemistry kit
4. Voodoo gone wrong
5. Web of Lies
6. Dealing with confused thieves
7. Fighting
8. Being Possessed/Haunted
9. Political Debate
10. Religious War
11. Intolerance
12. Corrupt power
13. A disease that is taking over the world
14. Solar Flares
15. Zombies
16. A love triangle
17. Magic vs. Science
18. A hidden trader
19. Urban legends becoming real
20. Seven deadly sins (Roll 8: 1. Lust; 2. Laziness; 3. Pride; 4. Anger; 5. Gluttony; 6. Envy; 7.Greed and then re-roll if you get an 8)

Random Places

1. Beach
2. City
3. Grocery Store
4. House (roll a 8 die for rooms 1. Living room; 2. Master bedroom; 3. Guest room; 4. Bathroom; 5. Kitchen; 6. Den; 7. Basement; 8. Attic)
5. Other Planet
6. Airport
7. Bank
8. Mall (Roll 8 die: 1. Gothic; 2. Preppy clothes store; 3. Candle store; 4. Movie/Music store; 5. Video game store; 6. Appliance store; 7.Bath Store; 8.Pet Store)
9. Restaurant (Roll 10 die: 1.Italian; 2. Frances; 3. Asian; 4. Buffet; 5. Steak House; 6. Seafood; 7. Fast Food; 8. Diner; 9. Pizza Parlor; 10 Spanish etc )
10. Junkyard
11. Park
12. Lake
13. Spa
14. On a Cruise ship
15. Casino
16. Bad motel room
17. Public pool
18. An Amusement Park
19. Pawn Shop
20. Produce Market

Random enemy

1. Gossiping Best friend
2. Million Scientist with no common sense
3. Three Mindless Thugs
4. Mob Boss
5. Bratty Teenager
6. Lying Politician
7. Corrupt cop
8. Confused Lawyer
9. Money hungry doctor
10. “Poor” Judge
11. A man who believes he has lost it all
12. Psycho killer
13. Neurotic Rapist
14. Alien (outer-space/ another country)
15. Contagious Cook
16. Paranoid parent
17. Alcoholic in denial
18. Disbelieving Pastor/Priest
19. Lazy teacher
20. An ignored teen

Random Powers

1. Invisibility
2. Telekinesis
3. Telepathic
4. Flight
5. Charm/simple mind control
6. Super strength
7. Super Speed
8. Sonic Voice
9. Hard Skeleton
10. Communication/Commanding animals
11. Changing Physical forms
12. breathing Under Water
13. Cat Eyes: seeing at night
14. Physical control with voice
15. Empathic: share pleasure or pain with others
16. Flexibility
17. Mass-mind control
18. Powers of the Elements (roll 4 die: 1. Water; 2. Air; 3. Fire; 4. Earth)
19. Omega-power All knowing
20. Mixed powers (roll twice and mix power together)

Random Weakness

1. Illness (Roll 8 die: 1. Contagious; 2. Mental; 3. Disease; 4. Plague; 5. Cancer; 6. Cold; 7. Allergy; 8. Infection.)
2. Curse
3. Clumsiness
4. Blindness (Roll percent die for how much)
5. Deafness (Roll percent die for how much)
6. Missing a limb
7. Inappropriate
8. Shy
9. Clueless
10. Too smart for your own good
11. Flighty
12. Hates outdoors
13. Falls asleep at random times
14. Pena-phobic (fears everything)
15. Egotistical
16. Obsessed
17. Unpopular
18. Insecure
19. Stuck in a fantasy world
20. Driven by many personalities

Random Side(kick) Characters

1. Blind sous chef
2. Old person who tells confusing stories
3. A writer/artist who steals all of their ideas
4. An opinionated loud-mouth catalyst
5. An ill neighborhood
6. Anal retentive Cleaner
7. Obsessive coupon lady
8. Inflexible dancer
9. The crazy uncle
10. The man who does nothing
11. Anime writers who eats cold ramen to get inspired
12. a helper monkey
13. a drunken sibling
14. a video gamer who will not leave the house until all of the achievements are accomplished
15. A people pleaser with cranky roommates
16. An artist who has different personalities
17. Opposite roommates/Twins
18. Chaotic Offender/Organized Planner
19. A couch potato that cannot stand what is on TV
20. A curious kid that follows trouble

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Comments on: "Random Lists for Writer’s block" (1)

  1. […] I even made lists on my older account. . .  Rebekah’s Lists click here […]

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