piece of writing


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Noun1.piece of writing - 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"
bowdlerisation, bowdlerization - written material that has been bowdlerized
title - (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action; "the titles go by faster than I can read"
black and white, written communication, written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
cryptogram, secret writing, cryptograph - a piece of writing in code or cipher
rewrite, revision, rescript - something that has been written again; "the rewrite was much better"
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
literature - published writings in a particular style on a particular subject; "the technical literature"; "one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature"
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
literary criticism, criticism - a written evaluation of a work of literature
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
epilog, epilogue - a short passage added at the end of a literary work; "the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"
paragraph - one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
diary, journal - a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
inscription, lettering - letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
manuscript, ms - the form of a literary work submitted for publication
autograph - something written by one's own hand
treatise - a formal exposition
adaptation, version - a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel"
essay - an analytic or interpretive literary composition
editing, redaction - putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
screed - a long piece of writing
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
dramatic composition, dramatic work - a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
dithyramb - a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing
plagiarism - a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
transcript - something that has been transcribed; a written record (usually typewritten) of dictated or recorded speech; "he read a transcript of the interrogation"; "you can obtain a transcript of this radio program by sending a self-addressed envelope to the station"
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But it was a beau- tiful piece of writing. The opening paragraph, how- ever, in the light of later information, strikes me now as ominous.
Some of my readers may remember a little book from her pen, published in Paris, a mystically bad-tempered, declamatory, and frightfully disconnected piece of writing, in which she all but admits the foreknowledge, more than hints at its supernatural origin, and plainly suggests in venomous innuendoes that the guilt of the act was not with the terrorists, but with a palace intrigue.
From August 12, they will be able to read, write and then vote for their favourite piece of writing to decide what gets published in the final book, the first chapter of which has been written by Jeff Kinney, author of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series.
This piece of writing has been published by UMT Press.
APROPOS the opinion piece 'No hope is suicide' (Nov 23) an excellent piece of writing by Zubeida Mustafa.
The child said that his abductors put a piece of writing which he gave to bystander and the bystander after reading the piece brought him to home.
You can't begin a piece of writing by saying,"This will have all the stories." No one piece of writing meets your full daily requirements for literary content.
I should say I was very pleased to read the passionate and compassionate piece of writing. In this day and age of "selling" stories and overlooking the fundamentals of journalism, such ethics and respect towards the subject is commendable.
They are given to individual writers or other literary creators, recognising their past achievements and providing them with financial support to undertake a proposed new piece of writing or literary project.
She has organized the twenty-four lessons that make up the main body of her text in six sections devoted to the amassing of evidence, the tying together of pieces of evidence based on relationships, fomenting a central idea for a piece of writing, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Students had to produce a descriptive piece of writing with the proviso that it be spine-chilling.
There also will be a themed open mike; bring an original piece of writing that begins, "Rats do not live in pianos." Refreshments.