story ideas for teenagers

For lists of best selling books for Preteens and Teens, visit Top Preteen and Popular Teen Books. These lists include some of the most enduring classics, as well as stories by many of the best writers of today.
Stories are richer in plot and character development than for the earlier years; irony, allegory and other subtleties of language and meaning are now within the understanding of readers. Issues of human rights and interpretations of world events can be more fully explored than for younger teens.

There are hundreds of story ideas on our website. Here are some links to get you started:

  • Get 44 more short story ideas here.
  • You’ll find more detailed story prompts here.
  • See all Creative Writing Now pages with fiction writing ideas

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story ideas for teenagers, Language Skills Abroad
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John Green does this in “Looking for Alaska” and “Fault in Our Stars.” One chronicles the average life of a guy in boarding school who’s in love with the girl he can’t have. The other is simply a love story of teenagers who understand the importance of living your life. Yet somehow, Green takes seemingly straightforward plot lines and puts into words the unexplainable feeling of being an invincible teenager.

story ideas for teenagers, Language Skills Abroad
Take a look at the fun listing shown below of fiction topics to write about for teens!
For best results, ask your students to include the sentence prompt somewhere in their completed pieces of fiction—but it’s up to each of them to decide whether the sentence fits best at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of their stories.

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