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Topic: LITERATURE


writer

noun
     
writ‧er S3 W2 [countable]
1AL someone who writes books, stories etc, especially as a job [↪ author, playwright]:
a science-fiction writer
writer on
a well-known writer on astrology
writer of
a writer of children's stories
2 someone who has written something or who writes in a particular way:
He's always been a sloppy writer.
writer of
the writer of the previous message on this topic
WORD FOCUS: book WORD FOCUS: book
a book about imaginary events: novel, thriller, mystery, horror story, love story, detective story, whodunit

books about imaginary events in general: fiction, science fiction, romantic fiction, crime fiction, chick lit informal

famous or important novels, poems etc : literature

books about real events: non-fiction

a book that gives information: reference book, encyclopedia, textbook

a book about someone's life: biography, autobiography, journal, diary

someone who writes books: writer, author, novelist

a book with a hard cover: hardback /hardcover American English

a book with a cover made of paper or card: paperback


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