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Definition of Writer


  1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk.
  2. One who is engaged in literary composition as a profession; an author; as, a writer of novels.
  3. A clerk of a certain rank in the service of the late East India Company, who, after serving a certain number of years, became a factor.

Writer Quotations

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
Ernest Hemingway

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway

Why do I write? It's not that I want people to think I am smart, or even that I am a good writer. I write because I want to end my loneliness.
Jonathan Safran Foer

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
John Steinbeck

Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?
Orson Welles
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Writer Translations

writer in Afrikaans is skrywer
writer in Danish is forfatter
writer in Dutch is auteur, schrijver, stilist
writer in German is Autor {m}, Schreiber, Schriftsteller
writer in Italian is quattrocentista, autore
writer in Latin is scriptor
writer in Portuguese is escritor
writer in Spanish is escritor
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