author, novelist, littérateur, essayist, man of letters, scribe, scribbler, wordsmith, freelancer, penny-a-liner, hack, Grub Streeter, journalist, newsman, reporter, correspondent, member of the fourth estate, (gossip) columnist, stringer, Brit paragraphist, US paragrapher, Colloq pen-pusher, pencil-pusher, sob sister, Brit journo:
These days all those who know how to write call themselves writers.
celebrated, distinguished, eminent, famous, great, influential, leading, major, prominent, well-known
one of the greatest writers of all time
| award-winning | best-selling, popular | favourite | prolific
a very prolific crime writer
| creative, fine, good, talented
one of the best writers in journalism today
| experienced | young | aspiring
a chance for aspiring writers to get their work published
| academic, freelance, ghost
professional, staff | anonymous | contemporary, living, modern, recent | ancient, classical, Greek, Roman | Renaissance, Victorian, etc. | sixteenth-century, etc. | early, later
early writers in sociology
| female, gay, male, woman
She gives talks about being a black woman writer.
| Christian, communist, feminist, political, socialist | religious, spiritual | comedy, fiction, prose, science-fiction | film, letter, magazine, music, paperback, screenplay, script, short-story, software, textbook | copy, feature, gossip, headline, leader, report | cookery, crime, fashion, food, football, golf, science, sports, thriller, travel | short-hand | the present
(written) The present writer (= the person writing)has no experience in microbiology.
WRITER + VERB
a popular writer who has written over forty books
| argue sth, describe sth, point sth out, put it
say sth, suggest sth
As one twelfth-century writer put it, English wine could be drunk only with closed eyes and through clenched teeth. Is political culture, as some writers have suggested, in a state of collapse?
| be interested in sth
a freelance feature writer for the Guardian
| ~ of
a writer of children's books
| ~ on
He is a prominent writer on civil liberties.
| ~ to
a writer to the letters column
an association/a group/a guild of writers, a writer's association/group/guild/union, a writer in residence
We have decided not to employ a writer in residence after June.
| a writer of the day/period/time
Unlike many writers of the period, she is not preoccupied with morality.
| writer's block
He's just released a new album after two years of writer's block.
More information about JOB
be, work as ~
She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.
study to be, train as, train to be ~
She trained as a painter and sculptor.
start (work) as ~
He started work as a trainee chef.
become, qualify as ~
She qualified as a vet last year.
employ (sb as), have
The company employs more than 1500 engineers.
engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
They have recruited a new designer.
appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.
dismiss, fire, sack ~
The club have sacked their coach.
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