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Is there an idiom or a phrase that means "he's a talented writer"? I can think of a few way of expressing it, but none of them sound particularly good or idiomatic even. Most of them sounds weird.

For example:

He had a very masterful pen.

He had a very majestic prose.

Not sure if you would agree, but those two sound awkward and weird, and not particularly eloquent.

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If you're talking about the way he physically writes (ie handwriting, style, etc)

He shows great penmanship

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Going off your first example, I would more naturally say that as:

He was a master with a pen OR He was a master with the pen

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"Silver tongue" might apply here, but it is more about speaking, but could apply to writing as well.

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