If you’re writing short stories or books—and let’s face it, who’s not?—I have a few tools for you, character name generators (contemporary and Seaborn names) and a word pair list generator, all of which I use for my own work. The contemporary name generator lets you create a list of male or female names. The word pair list is for sparking story ideas or to get you thinking about your plot. It’s a simple tool that pairs up two random nouns. Skim the list, see if any of them make you think.