The word qonwI' might also be translated as "one who records" or "one who transcribes". This reflects the Klingon view that songs and stories are not invented, but rather they have their own, independent existence, waiting to be discovered, written down and performed. (tlhIngan Holreference: Klingon for the Galactic Traveler)
↑In Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, Marc Okrand uses this word only to describe songwriters. However, in later correspondence with Klingon-speakers, he has clarified that is can refer to anyone who writes "literary works (poems, plays, romance novels, and so on)".