writer

Definitions of writer
  1. noun
    a person who is able to write and has written something
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    Samuel Pepys
    English diarist whose diary contained detailed descriptions of 17th century disasters in England (1633-1703)
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    diarist, diary keeper, journalist
    someone who keeps a diary or journal
    scrawler, scribbler
    a writer whose handwriting is careless and hard to read
    good speller, poor speller, speller
    someone who spells words
    transcriber
    someone who makes a written version of spoken material
    transcriber
    someone who rewrites in a different script
    type of:
    literate, literate person
    a person who can read and write
  2. noun
    a person who writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
    synonyms: author
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    abstracter, abstractor
    one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
    alliterator
    a speaker or writer who makes use of alliteration
    authoress
    a woman author
    biographer
    someone who writes an account of a person's life
    coauthor, joint author
    a writer who collaborates with others in writing something
    commentator, reviewer
    a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
    compiler
    a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)
    contributor
    a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book
    cyberpunk
    a writer of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology
    drafter
    a writer of a draft
    dramatist, playwright
    someone who writes plays
    essayist, litterateur
    a writer of literary works
    folk writer
    a writer of folktales
    framer
    someone who writes a new law or plan
    gagman, gagster, gagwriter
    someone who writes comic material for public performers
    ghost, ghostwriter
    a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
    Gothic romancer
    a writer of Gothic romances
    hack, hack writer, literary hack
    a mediocre and disdained writer
    journalist
    a writer for newspapers and magazines
    librettist
    author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta
    lyricist, lyrist
    a person who writes the words for songs
    novelist
    one who writes novels
    pamphleteer
    a writer of pamphlets (usually taking a partisan stand on public issues)
    paragrapher
    a writer of paragraphs (as for publication on the editorial page of a newspaper)
    poet
    a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
    polemic, polemicist, polemist
    a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
    poetiser, poetizer, rhymer, rhymester, versifier
    a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
    scenarist
    a writer of screenplays
    scriptwriter
    someone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas
    space writer
    a writer paid by the area of the copy
    speechwriter
    a writer who composes speeches for others to deliver
    tragedian
    a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies
    wordmonger
    a writer who uses language carelessly or pretentiously with little regard for meaning
    word-painter
    a writer of vivid or graphic descriptive power
    wordsmith
    a fluent and prolific writer
    autobiographer
    someone who writes their own biography
    bard
    a lyric poet
    broadcast journalist
    a journalist who broadcasts on radio or television
    columnist, editorialist
    a journalist who writes editorials
    correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newswriter, pressman
    a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media
    elegist
    the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead
    encyclopaedist, encyclopedist
    a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
    folk poet
    a folk writer who composes in verse
    gazetteer
    a journalist who writes for a gazette
    hagiographer, hagiographist, hagiologist
    the author of a worshipful or idealizing biography
    lexicographer, lexicologist
    a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
    odist
    a poet who writes odes
    photojournalist
    a journalist who presents a story primarily through the use of photographs
    poetess
    a woman poet
    poet laureate
    the poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain
    poet laureate
    a poet who is unofficially regarded as holding an honorary position in a particular group or region
    film writer, screenwriter
    someone who writes screenplays
    penman, scribbler, scribe
    informal terms for journalists
    sob sister
    a journalist who specializes in sentimental stories
    sonneteer
    a poet who writes sonnets
    sports writer, sportswriter
    a journalist who writes about sports
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    communicator
    a person who communicates with others
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