MacGuffins are plot devices that are meaningless in and of themselves. They only contribute to the plot by virtue of being there. They may be the object of the hero’s entire quest, and the whole world may be fighting over them, but really, the exact contents of the microfilm are seldom important. Heck, the photograph might even be destroyed before anyone sees it.
But selecting that Maltese falcon can be tough. I thought I needed one in my last WIP, but I could only find a sci-fi MacGuffin generator.
So I built one. And it’s fun, if I do say so myself.
What’s your MacGuffin? Go try out the MacGuffin generator today!
(Links, shares and retweets greatly appreciated—please direct them to the generator itself, located at http://jordanmccollum.com/links/macguffin-generator/ . There are also badges available on the page.)
Additions? Suggestions? Comments? Questions?
Photo credit: Aztec calendar—Nick Leonard