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Writers express, edit, promote, and interpret ideas and facts in written form for books, magazines, trade journals, newspapers, company newsletters, radio and television broadcasts, and advertisements. They develop fiction and nonfiction ideas for plays, novels, poems, and other related works; report, analyze, and interpret facts, events, and personalities; review art, music, film, drama, and other artistic presentations; and persuade the general public to choose or favor certain goods, services, and personalities. There are approximately 43,590 salaried writers and authors employed in the United States.