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Definition of Novelist

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novel writer, author of novels
Novelist Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
An innovator; an asserter of novelty.
A writer of news.
A writer of a novel or novels.
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\nov"el*ist\, n.
1. an innovator; an asserter of novelty. [obs.]
2. [cf. f. nouvelliste, it. novellista.] a writer of news. [obs.] (178).
3. [cf. f. nouvelliste.] a writer of a novel or novels.

WordNet 2.0

1. someone who writes novels
(hypernym) writer, author
(hyponym) Agee, James Agee
Novelist Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Some novelists are professional novelists, thus make a living writing novels and other fiction, while others aspire to support themselves in this way or write as an avocation. Most novelists struggle to get their debut novel published, but once published they often continue to be published, although very few become literary celebrities, thus gaining prestige or a considerable income from their work.

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