I am trying to find a single-word synonym for hobbyist writer. Any answers please.

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    "Amateur" perhaps. – Pieter Geerkens Aug 2 '13 at 5:37
  • Some context and research would help you to get useful answers. – TrevorD Aug 2 '13 at 9:48

By analogy with bibliophile (one who loves books), you can use scribophile (one who loves writing).

(There's even an online writing group by that name.)

If by "hobbyist" you imply "amateur" (in the sense of 'someone who does not do something very well' rather than 'someone who does something because they enjoy it instead of as a job'), then the somewhat less complimentary terms scribbler or hack come to mind.

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