Writing and Publication

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Words Related to Literature - Writing and Publication

Here you will learn some English words related to writing and publication, such as "literature", "dictate", and "author".

Words Related to Literature
to abridgeverb

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

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abridgementnoun

a concise version of a lengthy play, novel, etc.

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to adaptverb

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 authorverb

to be the writer of a book, article, etc.

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to chronicleverb

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

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to co-authorverb

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

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co-authorshipnoun

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

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to commissionverb

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

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to compose
to composeverb

to write a literary piece with a lot of consideration

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to depictverb

to describe or portray someone or something in words

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to dictateverb

to say or recite aloud for the purpose of transcription by someone or recording by a machine

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to draftverb

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

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to editverb

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

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to get into printphrase

to publish someone's written work

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to ghostwriteverb

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 glossverb

to give an explanation or interpretation for a word or written material

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to illustrateverb

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

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inspirationnoun

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

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to jot down
to jot downverb

to make a quick note of something in a hurried and informal style

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to lampoonverb

to harshly criticize or joke about someone or something in public

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literature
literaturenoun

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

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magnum opusnoun

the greatest literary or artistic piece that an author or artist has created

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masterpiece
masterpiecenoun

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

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masterworknoun

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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musenoun

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 parodyverb

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

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to penverb

to write or compose a letter, novel, play, etc.

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to plotverb

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

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to printverb

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

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to proofreadverb

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

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publicationnoun

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

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to publishverb

to publically distribute a piece of music for sale

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publishernoun

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

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publishingnoun

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

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to quoteverb

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

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to reviewverb

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

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to satirizeverb

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

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to scribble
to scribbleverb

to write or draw something in a hurried or careless way

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to scriptverb

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

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to typesetverb

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

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typesettingnoun

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

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to writeverb

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

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writingnoun

the occupation of writing something for publication as the job of an author

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