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  • Quincy Sharpe Mills (1884 - 1918)
    Quincy Sharpe Mills, editor, author, and World War I officer, was born in Statesville, the only child of Thomas Millard and Nannie Sharpe Mills. His father was a merchant and his mother a teacher. Bo...
  • Stephen Franks Miller (1805 - 1873)
    Stephen Franks Miller, author, lawyer, and journalist, was born in Jones County seven miles from Trenton, the son of James Miller. When he was seven, he attended a school at the end of Parsons Lane, ...
  • Helen Topping Miller (1884 - 1960)
    Helen Topping Miller, novelist, was born in Fenton, Mich., the daughter of Isaac Wallace and Maria Augusta Chipman Topping. She was the niece of John Dewey, the philosopher. Helen began writing stori...
  • Mary Crowninshield (1844 - 1913)
    She was a direct descendant of Governor Bradford of Plymouth Colony. A published author, she was best known for her three volume series, the Lighthouse Children. The first book, All Among the Lightho...
  • Zeno Payne Metcalf (1885 - 1956)
    Zeno Payne Metcalf, scientist and teacher, was born in Lakeville, Ohio, the son of Abel Crawford and Catherine Fulmer Metcalf; he grew up on the family farm with six brothers. Throughout life he demo...


Definition (Oxford Paperback Dictionary Thesaurus 2001)

A writer is a person who has written a particular text, or who writes books or articles as an occupation - the thesaurus lists author, bard, composer, dramatist, journalist, littérateur, novelist, playwright, poet, wordsmith.

Please link the profiles of writers to this project and consider whether they could also be added to other genre projects listed below. This is a universal project.

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Celebrated and influential writers from around the world.