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.

Famous quotes containing the word writer:

    The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt.
    John Mortimer (b. 1923)

    To write well, to have style ... is to paint. The master faculty of style is therefore the visual memory. If a writer does not see what he describes—countrysides and figures, movements and gestures—how could he have a style, that is originality?
    Rémy De Gourmont (1858–1915)

    The writer studies literature, not the world. ...He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he will write.
    Annie Dillard (b. 1945)