Writer

A writer is a person who produces nonfictional writing or literary art such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, or essays—especially someone who writes professionally.

Skilled writers are able to use language to express ideas and images. A writer's work may contribute significantly to the cultural content of a society.

The term writer is customarily used as a synonym of author, although the latter term has a somewhat broader meaning.

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... journalist Maurice Berger - cultural critic Peter Carey - writer Colin Channer - writer, musician, co-founder of Calabash International Literary Festival Trust Colette ...
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... Roberto Mac-Douall - Poet and writer ... Luis Orjuela (1849–1930) Historian, journalist, researcher, and writer ... Germán Castro Caycedo (n.1940) Journalist and writer ...
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1603) 1686 – Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra, Spanish writer (b. 1723) 1813 – Benjamin Rush, American physician, writer, educator, and humanitarian (b. 1821) 1901 – Alfred Horatio Belo, American writer and businessman, founder of The Dallas Morning News (b ...
2005 In Switzerland - Deaths
6 Jürg von Känel, 53, climber, mountain guide, writer of guide book January 7 Ernst Deubelbeiss, 84, convicted of the murder of Armin Bannwart in 1951. 88, SF DRS pioneer (1953–1980), television director January 14 Georges Piroué, 85, writer born in La Chaux-de-Fonds January 17 Daniel Zufferey, 35, author January 21 Carl Schlettwein, 79, founder of Basler ... Keiser, 64?, journalist January 29 Ephraim Kishon, 80, satirist, writer, film director January Donato Müller, 70, footballer (Grasshopper Zürich) February 1 Werner Arnold, 74 ...
30 Rock (season 1) - Cast
... Tina Fey portrayed Liz Lemon, the head writer of a fictitious live sketch comedy television series named TGS with Tracy Jordan (commonly known as just TGS) ... trucker hat wearing, repulsive staff writer Frank Rossitano ... including Keith Powell as James "Toofer" Spurlock, a writer for TGS, and Lonny Ross as Josh Girard who is a staff writer of TGS as well as a TGS cast member ...

Famous quotes containing the word writer:

    Men like women who write. Even though they don’t say so. A writer is a foreign country.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914)

    Quintilian [educational writer in Rome about A.D. 100] hoped that teachers would be sensitive to individual differences of temperament and ability. . . . Beating, he thought, was usually unnecessary. A teacher who had made the effort to understand his pupil’s individual needs and character could probably dispense with it: “I will content myself with saying that children are helpless and easily victimized, and that therefore no one should be given unlimited power over them.”
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)

    I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it. There are times when this distinction may be given to the writer or director. Most often it belongs to the producer.
    Ben Hecht (1893–1964)