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.
Famous quotes containing the word writer:
“The few who can talk like a book, they only get reported commonly. But this writer reports a new lieferung.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“In a restaurant one is both observed and unobserved. Joy and sorrow can be displayed and observed unwittingly, the writer scowling naively and the diners wondering, What the hell is he doing?”
—David Mamet (b. 1947)
“The writer is either a practising recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one; or both. Usually both.”
—Susan Sontag (b. 1933)