Do I prefer the term author or writer? I’d have to say I prefer the term writer. Lets have a look at some definitions from the Oxford Dictionary shall we.
Author – A writer of a book, article, or document.
Writer – A person who has written something or who writes in a particular way.
Well, that wasn’t particularly helpful now was it?
For me, an author is a name on the front cover of a book, an article or other piece of writing. A writer is the person who physically wrote the text.
When If I die (hopefully my brain will be placed inside a robot by that stage), I want to be remembered as someone who wrote and not some pretentious name on the front of a text.
So, to me, an author is merely a name, whereas, a writer is a creator. It’s all a matter of opinion really. What do you think? Let me know in the comments section.
A Writer and Future Robot