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Writing Ideas and Prompts


Julia H. West's Writing Ideas and Prompts

Random Contemporary Character Jobs or Occupations

Most people think of themselves in terms of their jobs. "I'm a veterinarian." "I'm a writer." Your characters probably do too. This is the list of contemporary jobs. If you need more than one job for your story (you probably will), just click the refresh button on your browser and a new job will appear below. You might try the random fantasy/medieval and science fiction/future jobs pages as well. If you want to add to this list, please e-mail me at: julia at

Thanks to Steven Smith for corrections and additions, and to Carol Andrus for a very long list of additions!

Last updated 18 December 2011

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