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Comment appelle-t-on une femme qui gagne sa vie de l'écriture ?

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Une femme qui gagne sa vie en écrivant est une ?

Dans un bouquin, j'ai vu le mot "écrivaine", mais mon livre de grammaire dit que le bon terme est "femme écrivain".

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J'ai entendu récemment une interview d'une telle femme à qui le journaliste posait cette question.

Sa réponse a été: Je suis une romancière.

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La féminisation des noms est un sujet de débats de nos jours. Traditionnellement, on emploie « un écrivain » quel que soit le sexe de l’écrivain, d’autres diront « une écrivain » (~« une femme écrivain » me semble douteux) , d’autres préconisent « une écrivaine ».

Et ne parlons pas du féminin d’« auteur ».


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Comment appelle-t-on une femme qui gagne sa vie de l'écriture ?

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Une femme qui gagne sa vie en écrivant est une ?

Dans un bouquin, j'ai vu le mot "écrivaine", mais mon livre de grammaire dit que le bon terme est "femme écrivain".


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J'ai entendu récemment une interview d'une telle femme à qui le journaliste posait cette question.

Sa réponse a été: Je suis une romancière.

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Avec romancière le problème est contourné ! Cependant, une romancière écrit des romans, ce qui est un type de livre particulier. Écrivain, auteur, c'est plus général. - Laurent C. Mar 20 at 10:50

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