Friday, December 3

The Collective Noun For Writers

There is no official collective nouns for writers but they are a lot of fun, so I thought I would compile a list. Feel free to add any that I've missed in the comments!
  • An absurdity of writers
  • An address of writers
  • An advance of writers
  • An allegory of writers
  • An alliteration of writers
  • An ambiance of writers
  • An ambiguity of writers
  • An analogy of writers
  • An annotation of writers
  • An anthology
  • An assignment
  • A babble of writers
  • A balderdash of writers
  • A bibliography of writers
  • A block of writers
  • A blurb of writers
  • A canon of writers
  • A caption of writers
  • A cast of writers
  • A count of writers
  • A cover of writers
  • A creation of writers
  • A deadline of writers
  • A dedication of writers
  • A denotation of writers
  • A diction of writers
  • A dispatch of writers
  • A draft of writers
  • An edit of writers
  • An elegy of writers
  • An epigram of writers
  • A fabrication of writers
  • A fib of writers
  • A fiction of writers
  • A foolishness of writers
  • A foreshadowing of writers
  • A formatting of writers
  • A frontlist of writers
  • A galley of writers
  • A genre of writers
  • A gibberish of writers
  • A hogwash of writers
  • A hook of writers
  • A hyperbole of writers
  • An idea of writers
  • An imagery of writers
  • An imagination of writers
  • An imprint of writers
  • An inscription of writers
  • An inspiration of writers
  • An invoice of writers
  • An irony of writers
  • A jargon of writers
  • A jot of writers
  • A journal of writers
  • A limerick of writers
  • A line of writers
  • A logline of writers
  • A lyric of writers
  • A madness of writers
  • A manuscription of writers
  • A meter of writers
  • A motif of writers
  • A myth of writers
  • A narrative of writers
  • A novel of writers
  • An outline of writers
  • An oxymoron of writers
  • A page of writers
  • A pace of writers
  • A palindrome of writers
  • A parable of writers
  • A paradox of writers
  • A paraphrase of writers
  • A parody of writers
  • A persona of writers
  • A personification of writers
  • A pitch of writers
  • A plagiarism of writers
  • A plot of writers
  • A prattle of writers
  • A prefix of writers
  • A premise of writers
  • A pretense of writers
  • A procrastination of writers
  • A proof of writers
  • A proposal of writers
  • A pseudonym of writers
  • A pun of writers
  • A query of writers
  • A quibbling of writers
  • A ranting of writers
  • A rejection of writers
  • A revision of writers
  • A scrawl of writers
  • A scribble of writers
  • A script of writers
  • A sentence of writers
  • A serial of writers
  • A setting of writers
  • A slant of writers
  • A slush of writers
  • A soliloquy of writers
  • A sonnet of writers
  • A stanza of writers
  • A stress of writers
  • A storytelling of writers
  • A style of writers
  • A subject of writers
  • A subplot of writers
  • A suffix of writers
  • A summary of writers
  • A symbol of writers
  • A synonym of writers
  • A synopsis of writers
  • A syntax of writers
  • A tagline of writers
  • A tale of writers
  • A theme of writers
  • A tomfoolery of writers
  • A tone of writers
  • A topic of writers
  • A twaddle of writers
  • An understatement of writers
  • A vanity of writers
  • A verse of writers
  • A voice of writers
  • A withdrawal of writers
  • A zine of writers
What do you think of my list? Any favourites? I'd love to hear any more that people can add.

10 comments:

Determinist said...

They are all pretty good - any would do. I think "A block of writers" is my favorite - although it brings "writers block" into the mind when you read it. BUT, "block" is one of the varied meaning words in English Do we really want to add another meaning to it?

As I said on facebook, when I looked it up, I found "A worship of writers", which isn't on your list.

144 Games said...

I notice that your name sake was not amongst the suggestions. Why not a "Quill" of writers?

Keri said...

Travis: A worship of writers? Do our egos NEED to get any bigger?

144: Gasp! You're right. How embarrassing.

MTH said...

A noun of writers.

Kurt Copeland said...

Just previewing the list, I like the sound of a JOT of writers. Most of the other terms have too strong a meaning in some other capacity. In my opinion, quite a few of the other terms imply some type of emotion or attitude which doesn't necessarily condone the use of the term in any situation for any group of writers, or is an existing literary term which would just be confusing when used in writing, presumably, about writers and writing.

I like "jot" as it is simple and doesn't evoke any particular mood or mentatility, genre or gender.

Aniko Tevvit said...

You mean no one has come up with, "a coffee shop of writers" or, "a caffeine of writers"?!


Also, is, "a worship of writers" really a thing? I'm looking for a name for something, thought a collective noun would work well, and went looking to see if there even WAS one for writers. I don't really like it, but if it's an actual thing I may use it.

Keri Payton said...

I was really surprised that I couldn't find an official, or at least widely accepted, collective noun for writers. Although, I guess it is appropriate that it is open for us to each create our own. I like a caffeine of writers! A worship of writers doesn't really suit.

Madeline mcewen-asker said...

How about 'a debate' of writers.

jacquelineseewald said...

I'll go for a wrath of writers--another "w" for the sake of alliteration and reaction when we writers receive rejections.

Susan Oleksiw said...

A twaddle of . . . is definitely number one, for me.