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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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writerwrit‧er /ˈraɪtə $ -ər/ ●●● S3 W2 noun [countable]  1 ALWRITEsomeone who writes books, stories etc, especially as a jobauthor, playwright She’s one of my favourite writers. a science-fiction writerwriter on a well-known writer on American musicwriter of a writer of children’s stories2 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 topicCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + writera good/great writerShe was a very good writer.Dr Johnson was already a great writer at the age of thirty-five.a fiction/science-fiction/mystery writerThe movie is based on a story by science-fiction writer Phillip K. Dick.a travel/history/sports etc writer (=someone who writes articles and books about a subject)This region of Europe does not excite many travel writers.a prolific writer (=someone who writes a lot of books etc)He was a prolific writer of everything from poems to essays.a freelance writerShe now works as a freelance writer.
THESAURUSwriter someone who writes books, stories, or articles in as a jobGreene was one of the finest writers of his generation.a writer for the Independent on Sunday magazineI always wanted to be a writer.author someone who writes books, especially works of literature, or someone who wrote a particular bookAmong the guests was the author Salman Rushdie.The author will be signing copies of his book.He was the author of ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’.novelist someone who writes books about imaginary people or eventsCharles Dickens was one of the greatest 19th century novelists.the romantic novelist Barbara Cartland poet someone who writes poemsa class studying the works of modern American poetsplaywright someone who writes playsShakespeare was the greatest playwright in English history.dramatist someone who writes plays – used especially in literary writing, about playwrights in the pastthe great French dramatist, Molierescriptwriter (also screenwriter) someone who writes plays for films or televisionThree or four scriptwriters work on the show.blogger someone who regularly writes about a particular subject on their own websitea travel bloggera blogger who writes about the differences between American and British English
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writera writer of romantic novelsDo you have any books by modern American writers?I enjoy reading American writers.Among his influences, he places Wynton Marsalis and writer Stanley Goode.Rush is a poet and writer of fiction.The best writers manage to have sympathy for all their characters; there is always more than one side to represent.These, however, are indicated in scores and livrets and noted by contemporary writers on opera performance.When I was young, I wanted to be a famous writer.Feminist writers have wanted, of course, to indict the various forms of brutality and coercion from which women have suffered.Greene was one of the finest writers of his generation.However, in interviews last week, several former Forbes writers and editors confirmed the report in Fortune.a political writer for the New York TimesSome writers and journalists ridiculed her appeals, which were often received with hostility by militant students.writer ona well-known writer on religion
From Longman Business Dictionarywriterwrit‧er /ˈraɪtə-ər/ noun [countable]1FINANCE someone who sells PUT OPTION and CALL OPTION contracts naked writer2INSURANCE a person or company that provides insurance contracts SYN UNDERWRITERa writer of property and casualty policies