One writer's novel (3)
I believe the answer is:
'novel' is the definition.
(novel means new or fresh)
'one writer's' is the wordplay.
'NEW' is hidden within the letters.
However, I am not sure how this is indicated.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for new that I've seen before include "Contemporary" , "Fresh, unused" , "Not previously used" , "Recently made, etc" , "Unconventional" .)