"penning" in the noun sense
1. writing, authorship, composition, penning
the act of creating written works
"writing was a form of therapy for him"
"it was a matter of disputed authorship"
"penning" in the verb sense
1. write, compose, pen, indite
produce a literary work
"She composed a poem"
"He wrote four novels"
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