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Writer

A writer is a person who, for monetary or personal gain, composes documents. These documents can be fiction or non-fiction, and fall under many subcategories but are usually first thought of as book authors or novelists.

A writer can be nearly anyone, but it is often someone who has chosen to write as a profession. Skilled writers are adept at using language to portray ideas.

A writer may compose in many different forms, including, but not limited to, poetry, prose, music (see: composer), technical writing[?], journalism and academic[?] papers.

The work done by a writer is frequently considered part of the cultural content of a society, and is seen as an art much like the visual arts (see painting, sculpture, photography), music, craft and performance art (see: drama, theatre, opera, musical).

See also: author, style guide.



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