Word Scrambles for Writers

Word Scrambles

Love to write? Enjoy puzzles? Then you might have a little fun unscrambling the letters of these word scramble puzzles.

Rearrange the letters of each puzzle to form an English word that relates to writing.

(1) G-R-E-E-N

(2) I-D-G-O-A-L

(3) S-H-A-P-E-R

(4) I-I-N-O-T-E-D

(5) M-A-R-M-A-R-G

(6) N-O-S-T-I-Q-U-E

(7) C-H-E-A-T-C-A-R-R

(8) C-U-T-E-T-U-N-A-P

If you’d like a little help, first check out the hints below (but if you scroll too far down, you’ll come to the answers).


  1. Fantasy or romance, for example.
  2. Two people speaking to one another.
  3. Not enough to be a complete sentence.
  4. Many books come in a few of these; it’s especially common with textbooks.
  5. An editor can help you with this.
  6. This one begins with Q.
  7. Every story has several of these.
  8. You can’t write a sentence without doing this, unless your name is ee cummings.


These are written backwards in case you weren’t ready to read them yet, but happened to catch them with your eye.

  1. erneg
  2. golaid
  3. esarhp
  4. noitide
  5. rammarg
  6. noitseuq
  7. retcarahc
  8. etautcnup

Chris McMullen, author: self-publishing book, word scramble books

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Cre8ively Writ10

Looking 4 a different kind of cre8ive poem

2 read on a Friday night while stuck @ home?

Maybe this 1 will @tract your @10tion

or /haps it will only cause you frustr8ion!

This won’t suit every1, so feel free 2 write your own.

1 can only please a %age of the readers; others will groan.

12s will be gr8ful 4 the glossary they can find below.

After th@ is a quiz 4 those who don’t want the fun 2 go.


cre8ive(ly) = creative(ly)

writ10 = written

@tract = attract

@10tion = attention

/haps = perhaps

frustr8ion = frustration

every1 = everyone

%age = percentage

12s = dozens

gr8ful = grateful

th@ = that

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Chris McMullen, author of the fictional dialog, Why Do We Have to Go to School?

A New Kind of Word Puzzle

I enjoy rearranging the letters of word scrambles to form words. Sometimes while I was giving physical science exams I would stare at the periodic table and see if I could make words from the symbols. For example, you can make the words CrYPtIC, VErBAl, ThErMoDyNAmICs, BRaIn PoWEr, ThEsAuRuS, and thousands of others. My favorite “chemical word” is ScAtTeRbRaIn — a 12-letter word made from 6 symbols. My coauthor, Carolyn Kivett, and I have published a series of puzzle books featuring chemical words. The first books of this series are called Chemical Word Scrambles, and come in Easy, Medium, and Hard volumes. What we enjoy about these books is that they allow us to use a vocabulary of longer words (compared to ordinary word scrambles) without increasing the difficulty of the puzzle. For example, it’s easier to unscramble the 6 symbols Tb-In-S-Ru-H-Pa to form the chemical word PaInTbRuSH than it is to unscramble the 10 letters t-b-i-n-s-r-u-h-p-a to form the ordinary word paintbrush.