celebrated, distinguished, eminent, famous, great, important, influential, leading, major, prominent, well-known

one of the greatest writers of all time

best-selling, popular, successful

a very prolific crime writer

accomplished, creative, fine, gifted, good, talented

one of the best writers in journalism today

experienced, published

a chance for aspiring writers to get their work published

freelance, full-time, professional
contributing, senior, staff (all esp. AmE)
anonymous, ghost (usually ghostwriter)
contemporary, living, modern, recent
ancient, classical, Greek, Roman
Renaissance, Victorian, etc.
modernist, post-colonial
16th-century, etc.
early, later

early writers in sociology

black, female, gay, male, woman

She gives talks about being a black woman writer.

Christian, communist, feminist, political, socialist
religious, spiritual
academic, technical
fiction, prose
comedy, crime, mystery, romance, science-fiction, sci-fi, thriller
baseball, cookbook (esp. AmE), cookery (BrE), fashion, food, football, golf, nature, science, sports, travel
copy (usually copywriter), editorial (esp. AmE), feature, headline, leader (BrE), magazine, newspaper (esp. AmE), speech
comic-book, short-story, textbook
film, screen (usually screenwriter), script (usually scriptwriter), television, TV
music, song (usually songwriter)
letter, report
shorthand (BrE)
the present (written)

The present writer (= the person writing) has no experience in microbiology.

write sth

a popular writer who has written over forty books

argue sth, describe sth, point sth out, put it, say sth, suggest sth

As one 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
draw on sth

The writer drew on his own experience to write this script.

as writer

her career as a writer

writer for

a freelance feature writer for Time

writer of

a writer of children's books

writer on

He is a prominent writer on civil liberties.

a group of writers, a writer's group
a writer in residence

We have decided not to employ a writer in residence after June.

a writer of the day, period, time, etc.

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.

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