Writer or Author?

According to Webster’s 11th Collegiate Dictionary:

¹author n [ME auctour, fr. AF auctor, autor, fr. L auctor promoter, originator, author, fr. augēre to increase — more at EKE] (14c) 1 a: one that originates or creates : SOURCE <software ~s> <film ~s><the ~ of this crime> b cap: GOD 1 2: the writer of a literary work (as a book) Continue reading