So what is the difference between a writer vs author?
A writer is simply one who writes.
The term “author ” – however – denotes publication of a book, article, or maybe a dissertation.
I am a writer, because I write everyday.
But I am also the author of this particular post.
Good thing we no longer have to convince editors that what we have to say is worthy of publication.
Still though, let’s not take ourselves too seriously.
Few of us know what we are doing.
As I mentioned earlier, I am a writer. I am not the best writer around here or even the only writer in town. I’m just one of several. When I am away from Orange Beach and people ask what I do for a living, I usually hesitate to use the word author. For some reason I have always thought the phrase “I am an author!” sounds like someone who considers himself a big deal. I don’t. And I am not.
-Andy Andrews, The Noticer Returns