writer

Definitions of writer
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n a person who is able to write and has written something

Examples:
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

n 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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