Scrievin is the airt o scartin merks ontae something whauras writin is the act o recordin information on a medium sae that it micht be read by ithers or at a later time. The tairm "scrieve" is defined be the Dictionar o the Scots Leid as "To write, esp. to write easily and copiously".
A writer is ane wha uises written wirds in sindry styles an techniques tae communicate thair ideas. An author is narraely defined as the oreeginator o ony written wirk an can thus be describit as a writer (wi ony distinction primarily bein an implication that an author is a writer o ane or mair major wirks, such as beuks or plays).
In the earliest times, writin wis for ordinar a set o picturs, that stuid for wirds or ideas. The Egyptians uised this kind o method in thair upmak o hieroglyphs. Cheenae uises the same thocht the day, whaur a chairacter staunds for a thing raither nor a soond.
It is anerly in the hintmaist few hunder year that maist fowk haes been able tae write an tae read. Till than, eddication wis anerly for the walthy or feckfu, an acause ilka beuk haed tae be shapit by haund, thare war gey few beuks appen compeart tae the billions in the warld the day.
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