Category Archives: Teen Writing Prompts

Teen Writing Prompts to help you get writing.

Teen Writing Prompt 822


Write a character description about one of these men. Why not make him the best friend or a boyfriend. Maybe your protagonist has more than one boyfriend. Think about the way the person is dressed and how he poses in the photo. What does that tell you about him?

Be creative and have some fun.

Teen Writing Prompt 817


Write a story about an April Fool’s Day prank that backfires.


Here’s my story. You can create you own prank or finish mine!

I hated Kevin O’Donald, ever since he made me look like an idiot in gym. The problem is that today is Valentine’s Day and I sent him a Valentine hoping to make him think that someone likes him WHEN nobody likes him! The problem is he found out I sent the Valentines to him and now he likes me! He keeps smiling at me with that goofy smile. He puts Snickers bars on my desk! They are my favorite candy the the way and I don’t even know how he found out. Every day a Snicker bar and that goofy smile. Maybe he just want me to get fat!

The problem is after all this attention I am starting to like Kevin O’Donald back ….

Teen Writing Prompt 810


I have been seeing lots of writing prompts for one-sentence stories lately. A one-sentence story is a story told in one sentence. Although the story is still very short it must have some kind of introduction, plot twist, and conclusion.

Here’s an example by Adam Kreitman that was posted on the Crazy Egg.

“I threw away an opportunity because I was scared, now I’m scared I will never have an opportunity.”

Now try a one-sentence story of your own.

Teen Writing Prompt 803


Write a 400 word short story that includes the following:

  • Four friends who are very different from each other.
  • A mode of transportation for example bikes, a plane, car, skateboard etc.
  • A quest
  • A secret place
  • A crazy parent

Be creative and have some fun.

Teen Writing Prompt 802


Most books have subplots In the world of YA the subplot usually focuses on romance. Just think of Hunger Games, Divergent, The Hate U Give, The Maze Runner, and Children of Blood and Bone.  All of these novels contain subplots that focuses on the protagonist falling in love despite the challenges that he or she is facing. It doesn’t matter if the protagonist is male or female somewhere along their journey the issue of love comes into to play.

Subplots help move the story forward and many times they create obstacles. Loving your enemy is a popular subplot or actually allowing yourself to fall in love despite the pain you are experiencing is another. Subplots help to reveal more about the characters and at times helps to make them vulnerable.

What subplot can you create to help make your story more suspenseful and interesting?

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Teen Writing Prompt 799


There are lots of weird things that happen in nature. What would you do if one morning the sky looked like this? What is the strange lights and colors in the sky? What does it all mean? Is it just the sky or do other changes occur around you?

Let the appearance of the skies guide your story. Here’s the start of my story.

Each day things looked different. I didn’t even notice it. I was too caught up with school, being pissed off at my mom, and wishing Gavin would notice me. By the time everything realized things were different, we also noticed that there was a change in our bodies too. 

Teen Picture Prompt 798


When I board the ship I tried not to think about what I was leaving behind. It’s one thing to move to another city, another state, but now that the earth is going to die I have to go….

What happens next? What is the protagonist’s new home planet like? Continue the story.

Teen Writing Prompt 797


I don’t know what to do. All I know is that I have to do something before it’s too late.

Continue this story. Set up the world of the character and find a creative way to tell us that problem. Remember to raise the stakes. What is the cost of doing something or not taking action?

Be creative and have some fun.

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