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.

Other articles related to "writer":

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 ... characters 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 ...
April 19 - Deaths
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
... of Original Streichmusik Alder January 6 Jürg von Känel, 53, climber, mountain guide, writer of guide book January 7 Ernst Deubelbeiss, 84, convicted of the murder ... 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 ...
Hunter College - Notable Alumni - Literature
... Berger - cultural critic Peter Carey - writer Colin Channer - writer, musician, co-founder of Calabash International Literary Festival Trust Colette Inez - poet, academic, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and ...
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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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word writer:

    But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master—something that at times strangely wills and works for itself.... If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame.
    Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855)

    What has a writer to be bombastic about? Whatever good a man may write is the consequence of accident, luck, or surprise, and nobody is more surprised than an honest writer when he makes a good phrase or says something truthful.
    Edward Dahlberg (1900–1977)

    In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest—usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation—and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.
    —J.M. (John Millington)