Synonyms for Writer:

n.

commentator, critic, compiler, diarist, copy editor, censor. author (noun)
reporter, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, wordsmith, foreign correspondent, Toni Morrison, Andre Malraux, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Giovanni Boccaccio, Henry David Thoreau, William Faulkner, Stephen Crane, Jules Verne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, literary critic, quill driver, Leo Tolstoy, contributing editor, Victor Hugo, Theodore Dreiser, magazine writer, John Barth, James Joyce, scenario writer, Alessandro Manzoni, screenwriter, librettist, D. H. Lawrence, ad-man, sports writer, advertisement writer, scribe, Alexandre Dumas, Joseph Conrad, Edith Wharton, song writer, Franz Kafka, freelance writer, feature writer, newspaperman, Robert Louis Stevenson, member of the fourth estate, amanuensis, pen pusher, John Steinbeck, pearl buck, Ralph Waldo Emerson, special writer, contributor, editor, fashion writer, Georges Sand, biographer, scribbler, Gustave Flaubert, correspondent, journalist, Thomas Wolfe, Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, newshound, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Boris Pasternak, Herman Hesse, copyist, scenarist, Jean Jacques Rosseau, Ivan Turgenev, publicist, Norman Mailer, representative, poet, Lewis Carroll, Samuel Beckett, Henry James, Maya Angelou, Sir Walter Scott, Virginia Woolf, hack, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, war correspondent, Daniel Defoe, ghost writer, anecdotist, knight of the pen, stenographer, novelist, scripter.
humorist (noun)
jester, clown, wit, funnyman, dramatist, scriptwriter, essayist, comic, playwright, copywriter, wag, punster, word smith, columnist, humorist, Banterer, belletrist, joker, gagman, actor, cutup, prankster, card, author, buffoon, comedian.
person who composes with language (noun)
columnist, essayist, author, novelist, correspondent, critic, poet, journalist, stenographer, biographer, scribbler, screenwriter, editor, scripter, wordsmith, scribe, reporter, contributor, dramatist.
poet (noun)
poet.

Other synonyms:

hack, novelist. correspondent, scribe. journalist
reporter.
observer
commentator.
reporter
journalist, newspaperman.
Other relevant words:
newspaperman, copy editor, scribe, quill driver, editor, scenarist, hack, critic, poet, diarist, scribbler, reporter, scenario writer, copyist, literary critic, stenographer, wordsmith, novelist, journalist, amanuensis, magazine writer, publicist, contributor, commentator, compiler, correspondent.

Usage examples for writer

  1. I wonder at the identity of the writer – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  2. A great writer Sally! – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. If Chekhov had not been such a remarkable writer he would have been a great doctor. – Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov by Maxim Gorky Alexander Kuprin I. A. Bunin