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to abridge

to abridge

/əˈbɹɪdʒ/
verb
to make a book, play, etc. short by omitting the details and including the main parts

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abridgement

abridgement

/əˈbɹɪdʒmənt/
noun
a concise version of a lengthy play, novel, etc.

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to adapt

to adapt

/əˈdæpt/
verb
to change a book or play in a way that can be made into a movie, TV series, etc.

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to author

to author

/ˈɔθɝ/
verb
to be the writer of a book, article, etc.

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to chronicle

to chronicle

/ˈkɹɑnɪkəɫ/
verb
to record a series of historical events in a detailed way by a chronological order

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to co-author

to co-author

/kˈoʊˈɔːθɚ/
verb
to write a book, article, bill, etc. with another author

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co-authorship

co-authorship

/kˈoʊˈɔːθɚʃˌɪp/
noun
the fact of writing a book, article, bill, etc. with another author

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to commission

to commission

/kəˈmɪʃən/
verb
to assign someone to do a task, such as creating an artistic or literary piece

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to compose

to compose

/kəmˈpoʊz/
verb
to write a literary piece with a lot of consideration

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to depict

to depict

/dɪˈpɪkt/
verb
to describe or portray someone or something in words

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to dictate

to dictate

/ˈdɪkˌteɪt/, /dɪkˈteɪt/
verb
to say or recite aloud for the purpose of transcription by someone or recording by a machine

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to draft

to draft

/ˈdɹæft/
verb
to write something for the first time that needs corrections for the final presentation

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to edit

to edit

/ˈɛdət/
verb
to prepare a book, newspaper, or magazine for publication through revision, modification etc.

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to get into print

to get into print

/ɡɛt ˌɪntʊ pɹˈɪnt/
phrase
to publish someone's written work

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to ghostwrite

to ghostwrite

/ɡˈoʊstɹaɪt/
verb
to write something such as a book, article, etc. for someone else who then proceeds to publish it under his or her name

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to gloss

to gloss

/ˈɡɫɔs/
verb
to give an explanation or interpretation for a word or written material

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to illustrate

to illustrate

/ˈɪɫəˌstɹeɪt/
verb
to explain or show the meaning of something using examples, pictures, etc.

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inspiration

inspiration

/ˌɪnspɝˈeɪʃən/
noun
something, such as a brilliant idea that comes to mind suddenly

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to jot down

to jot down

/dʒˈɑːt dˈaʊn/
verb
to make a quick note of something in a hurried and informal style

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to lampoon

to lampoon

/ɫæmˈpun/
verb
to harshly criticize or joke about someone or something in public

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literature

literature

/ˈɫɪtɝətʃɝ/
noun
written works that are valued as works of art, such as novels, plays and poems

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magnum opus

magnum opus

/mˈæɡnəm ˈɑːpəs/
noun
the greatest literary or artistic piece that an author or artist has created

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masterpiece

masterpiece

/ˈmæstɝˌpis/
noun
a piece of art created with great skill, which is an artist's best work

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masterwork

masterwork

/ˈmæstɝˌwɝk/
noun
a great piece of art or literature that is considered to be the best or an excellent example of an artist's or author's work

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muse

muse

/ˈmjuz/
noun
a source of inspiration for an artist or author that gives them ideas or motivates them to create works of art

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to parody

to parody

/ˈpɛɹədi/
verb
to imitate the style or the work of an author, musician, etc. in an exaggerated way that is humorous

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to pen

to pen

/ˈpɛn/
verb
to write or compose a letter, novel, play, etc.

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to plot

to plot

/ˈpɫɑt/
verb
to write the series of events forming a novel, movie, play, etc.

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to print

to print

/ˈpɹɪnt/
verb
to produce letters, books, newspapers, etc. by a mechanical process in which a machine puts ink on paper

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to proofread

to proofread

/ˈpɹuˌfɹid/
verb
to read and correct the mistakes of a written or printed text

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publication

publication

/ˌpəbɫɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
the act of preparation and distribution of a book, magazine, piece of music, etc. to the public

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to publish

to publish

/ˈpəbɫɪʃ/
verb
to publically distribute a piece of music for sale

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publisher

publisher

/ˈpəbɫɪʃɝ/
noun
a person or firm that manages the preparation and public distribution of printed material such as books, newspapers, etc.

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publishing

publishing

/ˈpəbɫɪʃɪŋ/
noun
the profession or business of preparation and public distribution of a book, magazine, etc.

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to quote

to quote

/ˈkwoʊt/
verb
to say or repeat the exact sentence or group of words someone else used in a movie, book, etc.

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to review

to review

/ˌɹivˈju/
verb
to write an article in which one shares their opinion about a book, movie, etc.

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to satirize

to satirize

/ˈsætɝˌaɪz/
verb
to use satire in order to criticize or ridicule a system, person, etc.

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to scribble

to scribble

/ˈskɹɪbəɫ/
verb
to write or draw something in a hurried or careless way

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to script

to script

/ˈskɹɪpt/
verb
to write the words used in a movie, play, etc.

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to typeset

to typeset

/ˈtaɪpˌsɛt/
verb
to arrange the type of a text and prepare it for printing

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typesetting

typesetting

/ˈtaɪpˌsɛtɪŋ/
noun
the process of arranging the type of a text and preparing it for printing

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to write

to write

/ˈɹaɪt/
verb
to produce or compose a piece of literary work or a text to be published or reproduced

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writing

writing

/ˈɹaɪtɪŋ/
noun
the occupation of writing something for publication as the job of an author

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