writerly
adjective Date: 1957 of, relating to, or typical of a writer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • writerly — adjective of or characteristic of a professional author. ↘consciously literary …   English new terms dictionary

  • writerly — writ·er·ly …   English syllables

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  • readerly and writerly — ▪ literature       opposite types of literary text, as defined by the French critic Roland Barthes (Barthes, Roland) in his book S/Z (1970). Barthes used the terms lisible (“readerly”) and scriptible (“writerly”) to distinguish, respectively,… …   Universalium

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