- characteristic or typical of an author, especially a professional one.
- markedly literary.
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Examples from the Web for writerly
The writerly urge to kiss and tell may have wrecked the occasional romance, but readers reaped the rewards.9 Works Inspired by Writers’ Love Lives
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He is, in his way, a cynical, macho, writerly version of Joan of Arc.America’s Cassandra: David Mamet Speaks on the Lies of Obama and War
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Both books are archetypical of a certain type of writerly fantasy.Famous for Not Being Famous: Enough About ‘Stoner’
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When that happens, writerly income will come from incidental sources such as paid speaking engagements and commissioned articles.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
- of or characteristic of a writer; literary
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