The Great Writer is a Great Person acquired through Specialists or Wonders.
"Great Writers" are those gifted men and women who express our desires, insights, fancies, foibles, fears and joys in the written word. Whether in poetry, in novels and stories, for the stage or screen, these are the artists who have defined their civilizations and cultures. Some write prose and poetry about imaginary worlds; others write tracts of philosophy, politics, religion and science about how our world is or should be. Their words echo through time, binding us all together.
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As with the other Great People, the Great Writer has two uses: one for a more permanent benefit, and one for an immediate boost. Both of these abilities consume him.
Creating a Great Work of Writing and placing it into an appropriate building generates a permanent boost to Tourism and Culture. Writing a political treatise, on the other hand, will immediately boost Culture by a set amount (depending on your current Culture output). Use this if you don't care too much about your Tourism, and want to speed up the acquisition of your next Social Policy.
Unique Unit Replacements
|Ghost of Mufasa - The Pridelands (Simba)|
|Great Filmmaker - California (Ide/Muir)|
|Fili (Great Writer)
|Prime Minister - Australia (Henry Parkes)|
|Skald - Iceland (Ingolfur Arnarson)|