A writer is a person (such as Terry Bain, who is the writer responsible for creating the designs in this section) who produces literature or nonfiction, such as novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, essays, articles, or other literary art. Skilled writers are able to use language to portray ideas and images.
A writer's output sometimes contributes to the cultural content of a society, and a society may value his or her work as art. Broadly, a writer is anyone who writes, especially one who writes professionally. The term writer is customarily used as a synonym of author, although the latter term has a somewhat broader meaning. Via.