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film writer

  • noun someone who writes screenplays
    screenwriter.
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folk writer

  • noun a writer of folktales
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Hack writer

  • noun a mediocre and disdained writer
    literary hack; hack.
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  • a hack; one who writes for hire. "A vulgar hack writer."
Webster 1913

Hedge writer

  • an insignificant writer, or a writer of low, scurrilous stuff. Obs. Swift.
Webster 1913

Letter writer

  • noun someone who communicates by means of letters
    correspondent.
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  • . (a) One who writes letters. (b) A machine for copying letters . (c) A book giving directions and forms for the writing of letters.
Webster 1913

news-writer

News"-writ`er noun
Definitions
  1. One who gathered news for, and wrote, news-letters. Macaulay.
Webster 1913

space writer

  • noun a writer paid by the area of the copy
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sports writer

  • noun a journalist who writes about sports
    sportswriter.
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story-writer

Sto"ry-writ`er noun
Definitions
  1. One who writes short stories, as for magazines.
  2. An historian; a chronicler. Obs. "Rathums, the story-writer." 1 Esdr. ii. 17.
Webster 1913

Writer of the tallies

  • (Eng. Law), an officer of the exchequer of England, who acted as clerk to the auditor of the receipt, and wrote the accounts upon the tallies from the tellers' bills. The use of tallies in the exchequer has been abolished. Wharton (Law. Dict.)
Webster 1913

Writer to the signet

  • . See under Signet.
Webster 1913

writer's block

  • noun an inability to write; the words wouldn't come"
    • he had writer's block
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writer's cramp

  • noun muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil
    graphospasm.
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Writer's cramp, palsy, ∨ spasm

  • (Med.), a painful spasmodic affection of the muscles of the fingers, brought on by excessive use, as in writing, violin playing, telegraphing, etc. Called also scrivener's palsy.
Webster 1913

writer's name

  • noun the name that appears on the by-line to identify the author of a work
    author's name.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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