Learn English – word for exceptional writing?


Is there a word to describe the gift of exceptional writing? Or, what would you call someone whose writing is well above average?

Best Answer


a person who works with words; especially : a skillful writer


the craft or skill of a wordsmith

Example usage:

In short, his talents: expert wordsmithery , book knowledge, critical elan -- and an ability to crank out literary fretwork very fast. [Times, Sunday Times (2004)]

There are phrases like "author extraordinaire" and "wordsmith extraordinaire" also.

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