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:
“Henry David Thoreau, who never earned much of a living or sustained a relationship with any woman that wasnt brotherlywho lived mostly under his parents roof ... who advocated one days work and six days off as the weekly round and was considered a bit of a fool in his hometown ... is probably the American writer who tells us best how to live comfortably with our most constant companion, ourselves.”
—Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)
“Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient.”
—E.M. (Edward Morgan)
“I dont think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.”
—Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928)