Being involved in writing and self-publishing, I see a lot of writers struggling with coming up with good character names. Having already tried my hand at coding a twitterbot with crowdersbot I decided to create one that generated characters.
@botwriters uses Victorian forenames and couples them with old abandoned UK villages to create the surnames.
I thought the names looked a bit lonely so thought they should be paired with a character description.
The descriptions use random wordlists to populate templates made from famous character descriptions in literature and film.
He’s in no way perfect, a lot of the words he uses contradict each other, so there will be a version 2 at some stage. I also have plans for him to generate writing prompts too.
You can see how I learnt to code twitterbots here – Twitterbots, or how I learned to code and annoy the web
Here are some of his top tweets:
If you have any suggestion on anything else I could do with him, let me know below.