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15 Brilliant Plot Ideas for Your YA Novel

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I wish we lived in a world where everyone was having good ideas all the time. But we don’t live in that world. Case in point: they keep making Pirates of the Caribbean films. Who is asking for more Pirates of the Caribbean? That’s not a judgment, incidentally; I understand. I myself haven’t had a good idea since 2013, and I’ve made my peace with it.

Maybe you’re in the same boat. Maybe you also have not had a good idea since 2013. Maybe this is why you WANT to do NaNoWriMo this year and write the next big YA novel, but you just don’t have the creative energy necessary to dream up a workable plot. If that’s the case, don’t worry! We already did the hard part for you and put together a slideshow of YA plots you can use, and it’s not too late to start as long as you begin writing immediately and DON’T STOP FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH. GODSPEED.