Writing Tools and Name Generators

The Story Shack maintains a growing collection of writing tools and name generators, suitable for each genre. This is the place to generate that next idea for a compelling story, character, or name for your next roleplaying adventure.

Writing Tools

Whether you’ve set yourself a daily writing challenge or are looking for ideas to get that next bestseller started, our writing tools will boost any project.

Writing Prompt Generator

Generate your next story idea with the writing prompt generator.

Character Personality Generator

Struggling with your next character? Then this is the tool for you.

Name Generators

Names for your next character, names for your newborn child, names for…you name it! Our name generators provide thousands of possibilities, so you don’t have to rack your brain anymore.

Character Name Generator

Generate character names for your next writing project.

Last Name Generator

Thousands of last names for you to pick. Optionally add first names.

First Name Generator

Find the perfect first and middle name.

Nickname Generator

Generate nicknames and discover more about your character's personality.

Fantasy Name Generators

This is for all you role-playing fans out there. Use our fantasy name generators to discover names for your superheroes, paladins, dragons and many more. We add new tools on a frequent basis, so be sure to check back often.

Superhero Name Generator

A superhero wouldn't be anywhere without a good name. This is where you'll find it.

Paladin Name Generator

Discover names befitting your holy knight. Do not delay, adventure awaits!

Dragon Name Generator

Create fierce dragon names for your next roleplaying adventure.

Pirate Name Generator

Generate pirate names and create your legend.