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A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. Skilled writers demonstrate skills in using language to portray ideas and images, whether producing fiction or non-fiction. Illustration of a scribe writing Writing, in its most common sense, is the preservation and the preserved text on a medium, with the use of signs or symbols. ... Look up Opus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // Fiction (from the Latin fingere, to form, create) is the genre of imaginative prose literature, including novels and short stories. ... Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. ...


A writer may compose in many different forms, including (but certainly not limited to) poetry, prose, or music. Accordingly, a writer in specialist mode may rank as a poet, novelist, composer, lyricist, playwright, mythographer, journalist, film scriptwriter, etc. (See also: creative writing, technical writing and academic papers.) The Chinese poem Quatrain on Heavenly Mountain by Emperor Gaozong (Song Dynasty) Poetry (from the Greek , poiesis, a making or creating) is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its ostensible meaning. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday [[speech. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... A mythographer, according to a strict dictionary definition, is a compiler of myths. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... This list is poorly defined, permanently incomplete, or has become unverifiable or an indiscriminate list or repository of loosely associated topics. ... Creative writing is a term used to distinguish certain imaginative or different types of writing from technical writing. ... Technical Writers are professional writers who design, create and maintain/update many types of technical documentation, online help, user guides, design specifications, and other documents for their given field, which can be most anything that requires specialized knowledge and information. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ...


Writers' output frequently contributes to the cultural content of a society, and that society may value its writerly corpus -- or literature -- as an art much like the visual arts (see: painting, sculpture, photography), music, craft and performance art (see: drama, theatre, opera, musical). The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Young people interacting within an ethnically diverse society. ... Look up corpus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). ... For building painting, see painter and decorator. ... A sculpture is a three-dimensional object, which for the purposes of this article is man-made and selected for special recognition as art. ... Photography [fәtɑgrәfi:],[foʊtɑgrәfi:] is the process of recording pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or sensor. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... A craft is a skill, especially involving practical arts. ... This article is about Performance art. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ...


In the British Royal Navy, Writer is the trade designation for an administrative clerk. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... The word clerk, derived from the Latin clericus meaning cleric, i. ...


See also

An author is any person(s) or entity(s) that originates and assumes responsibility for an expression or communication. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Hack writer is a colloquial, usually pejorative, term used to refer to a writer who is paid to write low-quality, quickly put-together articles or books to order, often with a short deadline. ... . ... This is a list of worldwide conferences for writers of all genres. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Professional Writing refers to a wide spectrum of writing for academic or scientific journals, business reports, position papers, policy statements, and similar endeavors. ... Style guides generally give guidance on language use. ... Writers Voice is the voice any reader can hear in his mind when reading e. ... Illustration of a scribe writing Writing, in its most common sense, is the preservation and the preserved text on a medium, with the use of signs or symbols. ...

External links

  • Writers Guild of America, west
  • Writers Guild of America, east
  • Writers' Guild of Great Britain
  • Writers' Guild of Canada

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