We usually say that we 'write a column in newspaper' but if it's related to computer and all what do we use then? Do we say 'creating a column' instead? For example if we have to fill in a blank like 'It takes time to _ a witty column' what should we fill in?

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We still call it writing, whether it it written, printed, scribbled, or typed. And the person writing it is still a writer.

The word "write" encompasses any mechanism where words and sentences can end up on the printed page. Even an author who dictates his or her work is still a writer.

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