This might be a very straightforward question. I am looking for a word to describe an author who is going through a very creating phase and is churning out a lot of work. I am unable to recollect a very commonly used adjective for this. Usage might look like:

From 1905 to 1908 he published several short stories and novels. He was a very _______ writer during that time.


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The particular word that fits the blank there is prolific¹.

If it’s a sustained, and especially unique, period you might call it their golden² years or golden age¹ (sometimes capitalised).

¹ Cambridge English Dictionary.

² Oxford Living Dictionaries.

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    I can't believe I couldn't remember prolific :) Mar 3, 2018 at 2:45
  • It's often hard to search for a word using the meaning, otherwise this site probably wouldn't get half the traffic it does. Mar 3, 2018 at 2:49

A prolific writer, artist, or composer produces a large number of works.

Prolific is a very commonly used adjective for this.

  • Sorry, had to give it to the first one to answer it. Mar 3, 2018 at 2:46
  • It is possible to wait awhile to see if there's a "better" answer :o) Mar 3, 2018 at 2:48
  • You answered the question sufficiently and a little sooner, so you definitely deserve the reward.
    – Bread
    Mar 3, 2018 at 2:52

You might consider "copious" if perhaps it was the volume of his works produced but not the most fruitful of his works.

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