Plot Ideas

Sometimes you just need an idea to spark your brain and get you started on your next story. Here are some ideas you are free to use in your writing.

  • A young girl can read minds after she gets mildly electrocuted in her home.
  • A scientist swaps bodies with his lab rat after an experiment goes awry.
  • A woman travels back in time to the watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • A man stumbles upon an unauthorized, underground science lab doing experiments on children.
  • A large soda company is under investigation after allegations that the soft drink’s recipe contains harmful, mind-altering drugs.
  • When a man moves to a new city, he accepts a dare to get the first girl he meets to marry him.
  • A woman and her infant are stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. A man running from the law offers them a ride.
  • The city museum is robbed, and the prime suspect is the mayor’s son.
  • A couple buys a new home, then finds strange and startling objects buried in their backyard.
  • A small town is in upheaval after five children go missing in the middle of the night.
  • A college girl gets abducted by a deranged criminal.
  • A college girl gets abducted by a cop.
  • A college boy gets abducted by one of his professors.
  • A college girl gets abducted by a college boy.
  • A college boy gets abducted by a college girl.
  • A church burns down and the police suspect arson. The prime suspect is the pastor.
  • A movie theater burns down and the police suspect arson. The prime suspect is a child.
  • A school burns down and the police suspect arson. The prime suspect is the principal.
  • An elderly women’s house burns down and the police suspect arson. The prime suspect is the victim’s daughter.
  • A lighthouse burns down and the police suspect arson. The prime suspect is the police chief.
  • Newlyweds get stranded on a desert island.
  • A movie star and staff get stranded on a desert island.
  • A high school student gets stranded on a desert island.
  • A marine gets stranded on a desert island.
  • A priest gets stranded on a desert island.
  • A “Snow White” story where White is a young man.
  • A “Sleeping Beauty” story told as a medical thriller.
  • A “The Lion King” story told as if it were human history.
  • A “Pinocchio”story without any magical elements.
  • A “Robin Hood” story told from King Richard’s perspective.
  • A 6-year-old girl runs away from an illegal prison camp.
  • A wealthy businessman runs away from an illegal prison camp.
  • A very pregnant woman runs away from an illegal prison camp.
  • A mad scientist runs away from an illegal prison camp.
  • A serial killer runs away from an illegal prison camp.
  • A spell is cast on a man that causes him to gradually turn into an animal.
  • A mother fights for custody of her young children after her husband leaves her and claims she is an abusive drug addict.
  • A famous and influential CEO becomes homeless and destitute overnight.
  • A hiker gets lost in the woods and stumbles upon a missing girl and her kidnappers.
  • A middle school student uncovers a scandalous conspiracy among his school teachers.
  • A struggling musician wins a million dollars.
  • A 3-year-old child wins a million dollars.
  • A single mother wins a million dollars.
  • A crooked politician wins a million dollars
  • A traveling preacher wins a million dollars.