Ten Things I Thought Were Pretty Cool
Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.
1. Want to write stories, but can't write? No longer a problem; 7thnovel is a freeware program that will write your short stories for you.
2. The Abstract Art Title Generator was created for use by artists, but some of the titles I got from it would work nicely for parodies, stories and even some novels. Who could resist a book titled "Undefined Bachelor Transformed"?
3. Generate names and identities for your characters with The Fake Name Generator*.
4. Jason Fieldman flexes his awesome programming skills with his Random Art Generator.
5. The next best thing to writing on paper for creative writers, Papel (this one looks very interesting; I'm going to give it a test drive later this week.)
6. Generate random animated textures with TexRD, which uses algorithms based on reaction-diffusion principle.
7. Compose your own music from scratch using VioLet Composer; break a music-writing block with the random chord generator freeware program koZong (click on downloads, then scroll down.)
8. A classic one-line story generator that often produces hilarious combos, The Story Starter*.
9. Kenyen.net has shut down their web site, but Writer's Block v. 1.0, their freeware writing block-buster program, is still available for download on a couple of mirror/host sites, like the ones here.
10. Zoner has a bunch of trial and free downloads on their site; Zoner Draw 3 is now being offered as freeware.
*Links swiped from The Generator Blog.