- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. creator, originator; writer, inventor. See production, writing, artist, cause.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [One who originates]Syn. inventor, originator, creator, architect, framer, artificer, discoverer, innovator, maker, planner, strategist, designer, projector, founder, father, organizer, prompter, producer, fabricator, artist, composer, begetter, prime mover, initiator, the brains*.2. [One who writes]Syn. writer, novelist, essayist, poet, short-story writer, dramatist, playwright, biographer, journalist, columnist, contributor, litt?rateur (French), belletrist, script writer, scenario writer, scenarist, screenwriter, librettist, scribe, penman, poetess, authoress, literary man, ghostwriter, encyclopedist, lexicographer, scholar, critic, annotator, hack, hack writer, scribbler, freelance writer, ghost*; see also writer .Ant. reader*, audience, publisher.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.1. writer novelist, playwright, storyteller, screenwriter, poet, bard, historian, chronicler, biographer, dramatist, journalist, *hack, wordsmith. ''A person who you can silence by shutting his book.''—Max Gralnik. see book, novelist2. originator creator, architect, designer, father, founder.WORD FIND• best-selling author with staying power: brand-name author• multiple books, author of: polygraph• pen name: pseudonym, nom de plume, allonym, ananym, anonym• publicizes author and books: publicist• sells author’s books, handles contracts: literary agent• writes a book for someone else who may or may not take credit: ghost writerIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun One that creates, founds, or originates: architect, creator, entrepreneur, father, founder2, inventor, maker, originator, parent, patriarch. See START.
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