Backstory Generator

Expand Your Characters

Would you like to add some depth to your characters? Are you struggling to create a believable backstory for your characters?

Worry not - the Backstory Generator is here to help! With its easy-to-use interface, it can quickly generate compelling and unique backstories for any character. Stop wasting time trying to come up with your own backstories and let our tool take care of everything for you!

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Backstory Maker

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Backstory Writing Modes


Offers a simple basic story.


Offers more detailed examples that the basic mode


Offers reasons in the person's backstory about their personality and why they are the way they are.

Dark Secret

Includes a secret in the backstory that can be revealed to the readers at a later time.


Promotes creativity

Create unique and original stories with a set of random elements for you to incorporate into your story.

Saves Time

Quickly come up with a detailed background for their characters and stories, allowing them to focus more on the creative work rather than spending hours figuring out the backstory.

Character development

The backgrounds and motivations provided by a backstory generator can inform the development of your characters and their choices throughout the narrative.

Quickly create believable worlds

By providing options for both physical settings and social dynamics, a backstory generator can quickly fill in the world around your primary plot points that would otherwise take hours or even days to imagine on your own.

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  • Generating character backgrounds and motivations
  • Creating complex stories with interesting plot twists
  • Adding depth and detail to existing stories or game sessions
  • Inspiring creative ideas and helping writers overcome writer's block

Sample Input

Here are some suggestions you can try in the tool.

  • Carla is a middle-aged woman who works in the accounting department of a large corporation. She's reliable and hardworking but often comes off as cold and unapproachable.
  • Joe is a high school senior with an outgoing personality. He loves sports, hanging out with his friends, and cracking jokes whenever he can get away with it.
  • Jane is a 23-year-old woman who works as an accountant. She is organized, punctual, and honest. Jane loves being in control and taking responsibility for her work.
  • John is a 40-year old graphic designer who works from home. He's creative and independent with an eye for detail. John likes to take his time when creating something new and hates feeling rushed or pressured by deadlines.
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An airline pilot walks the street of the city. What is his backstory?

Backstory Example

Here is an example of what our tool can do!

We typed: Monique is a hardworking and reliable woman in her late twenties who works as an accountant for a large company. She’s always been a bit of an introvert, but she’s recently opened up and started socializing more with her coworkers.

Here is what our tool generated:

Monique grew up in a small town and was always an excellent student. She had big dreams of moving to the city and becoming successful, so when she graduated from university with her accounting degree, she packed up her bags and moved away. She quickly found work at a large company, where she’s been working for several years now.

Although Monique is generally reliable and hardworking, she has a dark secret that only few people know about: when she first moved to the city, she became addicted to gambling and racked up considerable debt.

To pay off this debt, Monique resorted to embezzling money from her employer - something that terrifies her more than anything else in the world. Thankfully, no one has ever caught on to what Monique has done. however, it's still something that weighs heavily on her mind every single day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Backstory Generator?

A backstory generator is an online tool that helps create a detailed narrative for your character. It can provide ideas and inspiration, as well as help flesh out the details of a character's past.

How do I use a Backstory Generator?

Using a Backstory Generator is easy! Simply enter some basic information about your character, such as gender, age, occupation, and interests. The generator will then provide you with random plot points and story elements that you can use to build an engaging backstory for your character.

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