CREATIVE WRITING - SKILLS & BLOGGING (Preview)
Who is an author?
The term writer is often used as a synonym of author, although the latter term has a somewhat broader meaning and is used to convey legal responsibility for a piece of writing, even if its composition is anonymous, unknown or collaborative.
An author is the originator of a written work; that is, the idea, plot or content of a write up emerges/belongs/comes from him or her. An author is not necessarily the writer but the conveyor of the thoughts being communicated. Though a rare case. Most authors are writers of their work. Ref: Culled from Google