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Though anyone who creates a written work may be called a writer, the term is usually reserved for those who write creatively, professionally and/or those who have written in many different forms. Skilled writers are adept at using language to portray ideas and images, whether it be in fiction or non-fiction.

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).

Graffiti artists also refer to themselves as writers, although this may technically be a true description the reference is usually regarded as slang.

See also: author, language, lists of authors, style guide, writing.

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