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[GUEST POST] P.I. Barrington Talks About Random Generators and Writing


After a long detour through the entertainment industry, P.I. Barrington has returned to her roots as a fiction author. Among her careers she counts journalism and radio air talent. She lives in Southern California where she watches the (semi-wild) horses grazing in the hills behind her house. She can be contacted via email: wordmistresses@yahoo.com and loves to hear from readers. Her website: TheWordMistresses.com.

To Generate or Not to Generate (Is That the Question?)

If you write science fiction or fantasy I’m guessing you’ve come across what can be some of the best tools for your genre’ and its creations. I’m talking about random generators. You may or may not have heard of them but these online remarkable tools can be invaluable to authors. Random generators are websites that do just what they say: they randomly generate anything you might need when creating your world and everything in it. From character names to monetary names and values to maps to religions and time/era of your particular world, random generators can be a minor godsend if you’re stuck somewhere in your story or need to create viable details or if you are about to embark on your virgin voyage into fantasy/sci fi writing. The random generators are sort of the dice roll of the original face to face roll playing games like Dungeons & Dragons sped up to the technology of today and the development and adaptation is amazing. Generators can give you races of creatures/aliens, societal levels, languages, flora, fauna, and real or fantasy “historical events.”

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