Are you stuck thinking “what should I make a crossword puzzle about?” Look no further. In this post, we will provide three different ideas for crossword puzzle writers.
1. Song lyrics
Try listening to a favorite song, band or album. Pick out words you hear. Songwriters and artists often use lots of rich vocabulary while writing a song. Choosing to create a crossword puzzle using a band or music as the theme is a great idea because then other people who enjoy the same music may also enjoy the puzzle.
2. Words from a book
Pick up a book and choose random words from it! Seems pretty easy, right? Especially if the book is a favorite or popular with other people, other readers may be interested in a crossword puzzle. It could be a small book or a big book, or just one chapter from a chapter book.
3. Pick out words from a podcast
Put on an episode of a podcast and listen closely for any words that you don’t know. Listening for unique words in a podcast is a great way to write a crossword puzzle with clues that are difficult to figure out! Many crossword puzzle fanatics enjoy a challenge while working on a puzzle. Some podcasts post transcripts online for their episodes. A transcript is when all of the words are written out. Some programs online (or Siri on your iPhone) can dictate words as well, if the podcast host does not post a transcript online.
4. Look around
If all else fails, just look around or go for a walk. When you see something that sparks your interest, write it down! Interesting places like a chocolate factory or a garden can also help to inspire words to include while writing a crossword puzzle.