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prosateur (pro-zuh-TUR) noun
A person who writes prose, especially as a livelihood.
[French, from Italian prosatore.]
"[Bertolt Brecht] was also one of the finest modern storytellers and
overall prosateurs, and perhaps not merely in German letters."
This week's theme: words about books and writing.
Calamity, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering. Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others. -Ambrose Bierce, writer (1842-1914), [The Devil's Dictionary, 1906]