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Writing a HubPage: A Crossword Puzzle

I thought I'd try something TOTALLY different and see if you like it. This crossword puzzle is all about writing. Writing HubPages, specifically.

Here is the article containing the answers. Leave me feedback to let me know if you like it and I'll post more (or not!).

Note: You'll need to print out the grid portion on a good printer in order to read the numbers. Or, consider it a double-challenge if you can't read the numbers: try to figure out what fits where!

Good luck!

All About Writing Hub Pages

A crossword puzzle about writing HubPages and writing in general. Print this on a good-quality printer as large as possible in order to see the numbers. Good luck!
A crossword puzzle about writing HubPages and writing in general. Print this on a good-quality printer as large as possible in order to see the numbers. Good luck! | Source
River, asking if she can help do the crossword puzzle.
River, asking if she can help do the crossword puzzle. | Source

Across

2 - Putting words, pictures, and/or other information in a semi-permanent state, often for the enjoyment of others.
3 - ________ is something you can do for fun, out of duty, to record history, to do for money, or to simplify life such as by writing a shopping list.
4 - When you are writing, you expect some kind of this: ____ ____.
8 - This reference book can help you find words that more accurately reflect the meaning of your work.
10 - The ________ of the writing and the motivation of the writer can vary a lot.
12 - Most writing software, including Microsoft Word, includes a grammar _______. Use this tool, it will help you improve.
14 - ____ and ink used to be the choice writing device for all writers.
15 - Do you have any ______ to go along with this article?
17 - Set a _______ to make sure that you get enough time writing each day to improve.
20 - Some people write on a ____ desk.
22 - Turn your papers _______ ______ and glance through them if no editor is available. You will be surprised at how many errors you catch.
24 - Some people prefer to write in _____ pen.
25 - This is always important when writing.
27 - Type in the __________you have written so far and see how they form your opinion or convey your meaning.
29 - _____ has the advantage that you can erase mistakes, which some editors consider a mistake because the writer then doesn't learn from that erased mistake.
30 - A good _____ will require regular sharpening as you go.
32 - Use bold-face type, graphics, and/or bullets/numbers to provide_______ to parts of your text.
35 - ____ ___ ____ to quickly find mistakes in your writing. However, DON'T fall prey to the idea that every time you stop to take a breath you need to insert a comma! Commas control the meaning of the sentence, not your breathing, even if you are writing a speech.
36 - This is always important when writing.
37 - If you write in pencil, you may want one of these handy.
39 - Get someone else's ________ about the article before you release it.
40 - Some people write at a traditional writing _____, whereas some people write in a notebook or on a lap desk or directly into a computer.
41 - Take _____________ for your article yourself, unless you absolutely cannot.

Down

1 - Once you're done writing, or at various points throughout, it is good to _____ your document (or have your editor do it).
2 - Your favorite _____ should not be overused, especially if they are fairly obscure..
5 - This book's got all the words in it.
6 - ____ _____ is a tool that can help writers by identifying--right as they type=if the word they are typing is correct or not.
7 - Correct ______ is very important in your document because, if incorrect, the reader may mistake the meaning of the word or sentence.
9 - Some writers always write in a __ __.
11 - ____ to include relevant pictures. They will make your writing more familiar and less formidable to your readers.
13 - Some people write using their ________
16 - Don't forget to include _______ within the text -- they encourage people that they are going in the right direction.
18 - _____ is often used for writing on.
19 - Most writers carry a tiny _______ ____________ with them at all times in case they come across an idea they want to write out.
21 - Decide if you want to include a ________.
23 - The ________ of every sentence is checked during this step in the development process.
26 - Many people prefer to write with a ___ on paper for their early draft(s).
27 - A fictitious "medical" condition that some people get after writing for awhile.
28 - Some writers always write at a ______ __________.
29 - Do you use ______ at any point in your writing process?
31 - Something you must always have done before you call a document "finished".
33 - Remember to link to other relevant ________.
34 - Write __________ if you want to become a better writer.
38 - ____ revenue capsules.

Irises in bloom
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Comments 6 comments

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donnah75 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Fun idea. I don't have time to do the puzzle today, but I will keep it for later. You could post a second hub in a few days with the answers.


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Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

Good idea, donnah75! I'll have to do that. Then, if people don't do the crossword immediately, they'll still know where to find the answers.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome hub, and most creative in your work.


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

Thanks again, DDE! It was both harder and easier than I'd imagined. I recommend trying it sometime, though: it was fun to do!


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

Since I could not print it (my printer is on the fritz) I was doing it all from memory, both the numbers and the words, so it was challenging. I have been hooked on crosswords most of my life so I had to try it! You did a great job. If I had printed it then it probably would have been easy. :-)

Kevin


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Laura Schneider 2 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

Wow, you get bonus points X 10! I doubt I could do it from memory even. LOL

Unfortunately, it doesn't print well on most printers anyway because HP shrank the photo size and the numbers got fuzzy, so I think it's an extra hard challenge for most folks. Of course, die-hard crossword-herders such as yourself should have no problem with this extra challenge. :-)

Cheers!

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