Definition of writerly
: of, relating to, or typical of a writer
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For the first few minutes of the show, many in the invited, opening-night audience clearly thought some of the textual uncertainty was an intentional evocation of Hemingway's writerly struggles.
The Maplewood Archie goes to Princeton, his writerly inclinations channelled into more esoteric literary work.
O’Neill was drawn to her beauty, her sophistication, her willingness to indulge his writerly compulsions.
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