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    author & writer

    What is the difference between 'author' and 'writer'? I am a little confused about the two terms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsms View Post
    What is the difference between 'author' and 'writer'? I am a little confused about the two terms?
    Разве не такая же, как и разница между "автор" и "писатель"?
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    Цитата: Jobs is born to Jandali and Joanne Carole Simpson, who put him up for adoption. They have another child, Mona Simpson, who becomes a well-known author.

    В русском "Она становится знаменитым автором" звучит коряво. Т.е. разница есть.

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    I believe this article might help explain the differences Difference Between Author and Writer | Difference Between | Author vs Writer

    Authors are always writers; not all writers are authors.

    Many people believe that an "author" is a writer of books where a writer is someone who writes for other publications, such as magazines or newspapers.

    I also found this...
    You're a writer because you write. You're an author of something that people actually read. That's my definition.

    You can be a writer on a TV show, for example, but you can't call yourself an author. You may have authored a book, but you don't have to have "written" it yourself. Does it make sense?
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    rockzmom, 

    thanks a lot, the link is great, and the site is awesome!

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