Source of the Random Conflicts
Like the Story Idea Generator, the source of the conflicts here come from the Internet Public Library's list of 7 plots, 20 plots, and 36 plots.
But unlike the Story Idea Generator, which presents you with a random conflict from each list of plots, the Random Conflict Generator combines these lists into a list of 63 conflicts (7 + 20 + 36) and randomly selects 10 of the 63.
How to Use the Random Conflict Generator
Brainstorm using questions ...
Set a timer for 10 minutes. Use this time to brainstorm. Ask yourself:
Who is the conflict between?
Who knows the conflict?
What is the conflict?
What is the backstory to the conflict?
What's at stake?
What's the relationship between different conflicts?
Why is the conflict happening?
Where is the conflict happening?
When is the conflict?
Was there conflict before your story?
How will the conflict be resolved?
How will the characters fail to resolve it?
And so forth ...
The Who, What, Why, Where, When, and How questions are endless. Answering one question will lead to others, which leads to even others.
Don't censor yourself
While brainstorming it's important to not censor yourself. Write down everything that pops into your head. Often really good ideas come after the ridiculous ones have been acknowledged.
Your ten conflicts are: