Definitions of writing

  1. the act of creating written works; " writing was a form of therapy for him"; " it was a matter of disputed authorship"
  2. the activity of putting something in written form; " she did the thinking while he did the writing"
  3. the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet ( especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); " the writing in her novels is excellent"; " that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
  4. ( usually plural) the collected work of an author; " the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
  5. letters or symbols written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; " he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; " the doctor's writing was illegible"
  6. of Write
  7. The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs.
  8. Anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters
  9. Any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, or the like.
  10. Any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a literary production; a book; as, the writings of Addison.
  11. An inscription.
  12. Handwriting; chirography.
  13. The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.
  14. The act of forming letters with a pen or pencil, etc.; a composition, manuscript, or book.
  15. Act of forming letters with a pen: that which is written: a document: a book: an inscription:- pl. legal deeds: official papers.
  16. Act of forming letters with a pen, & c.; document; inscription; book, & c.
  17. The act of one who writes.
  18. Written characters; handwriting.
  19. Anything written, as a legal document, literary composition, book, etc.
  20. Used or intended for writing.
  21. Conveyance of lands, deeds, or any official papers.
  22. The act or art of forming letters and characters for the purpose of recording or communicating ideas; anything written or expressed in letters; any legal instrument; any written composition; a book; a pamphlet; an inscription.
  23. Forming letters or figures with a pen.
  24. The act of forming characters or letters on paper, & c., in order to record ideas for the information of others; anything expressed in letters and words; any written composition; a manuscript; a book or pamphlet.

Quotes of writing

  1. Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing – Russell Banks
  2. For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me. – Alison Bechdel
  3. I am writing something which I find satisfying and which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer. – Gavin Bryars
  4. After that, I specifically started writing lyrics. I would like sweat and think and get it all together. – Jim Capaldi
  5. Planning to write is not writing Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing Writing is writing – E. L. Doctorow
  6. But maybe it's up in the hills under the leaves or in a ditch somewhere. Maybe it's never found. But what you find, whatever you find, is always only part of the missing, and writing is the way the poet finds out what it is he found. – Paul Engle
  7. No special writing rituals. And my desk is usually cluttered. – Stephen Greenblatt
  8. Every writer I know has trouble writing – Joseph Heller
  9. It's very strange writing science fiction in a world that moves as fast as ours does. – Daniel Keys Moran
  10. And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing. – Bob Schieffer
  11. George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way- where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers. – Ringo Starr
  12. An hour or two spent in writing from dictation, another hour or two in reading aloud, a little geography and a little history and a little physics made the day pass busily. – Hudson Stuck
  13. It's hard for me to show work while I'm writing because other people's comments will influence what happens. – Donna Tartt
  14. My writing day has grown shorter as I've aged, although it seems to produce the same number of pages. – Anne Tyler
  15. Writing is always personal in some way but not always in a direct way. – Suzanne Vega

Usage examples for writing

  1. He then went on with his writing – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  2. But this writing and the language are too much for me. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  3. " Mrs. Maroney is writing a letter to her husband; I think it is an important one. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  4. In writing however, it is different. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
  5. " I must ask you to talk quietly," Miss Fenler said, " and as to the writing I'll look into that. – Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore by Amy Brooks
  6. You must not blame her for not writing as she is not allowed to write at all, not even a letter. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  7. He moved back in the chair and went on with his writing – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. " I've been in London, writing Dear, dear- have you really now? – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. Of course, she's always writing letters. – Honor: A Play in Four Acts by Hermann Sudermann
  10. And writing it may make me believe it is true, though now it all will seem a dream. – Phyllis by Maria Thompson Daviess
  11. " I can read writing and that is very hard, you know. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  12. I shall not try to take anything away with me but a bit of your writing – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  13. So after writing by the post to bed. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  14. There will be no writing people down! – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  15. Do you know that I am writing a book? – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  16. Father cried all the time he was writing his one. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  17. I was thinking of writing you to come here. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  18. She and Alan are writing too. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  19. When he's writing it. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  20. Since he had heard of it he could not rest without writing to me, and he should like to hear in reply. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie