Definition of writing
- No one told him he was going to be fired, but he could see the writing on the wall. [=he could see that he was going to be fired soon]
Writing usually isn't a lucrative career, but it has been very fulfilling for me.
He teaches creative writing at the university.
Few people nowadays care about the art of letter writing.
The novel's plot is okay, but the writing is horrible.
I asked a friend to critique my writing.
Her essay was a wonderful piece of writing.
She has a unique writing style.
Much of the best Japanese writing has not been translated into English.
the writings of Benjamin Franklin
a book of selected writings on moral philosophy
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: the activity or work of writing books, poems, stories, etc.
: the way that you use written words to express your ideas or opinions
: books, poems, essays, letters, etc.
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