actor, advertising writer, agent, ancestor, ancestors, annalist, apprentice, architect, art critic, artificer, artist, authoress, bear, beget, begetter, beginner, belletrist, bibliographer, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to effect, bring to pass, builder, catalyst, cause, causer, coauthor, collaborate, collaborator, columnist, compiler, compose, composer, conceive, conceiver, constructor, copywriter, craftsman, create, creative writer, creator, critic, dance critic, dash off, descanter, designer, deviser, diarist, discourser, discoverer, disquisitor, do, doer, drama critic, dramatist, editorialize, effect, effector, effectuate, encyclopedist, engender, engenderer, engineer, essayist, establish, executant, executor, executrix, expositor, fabricator, father, formulate, found, founder, framer, free lance, free-lance, free-lance writer, generate, generator, gestate, ghost, ghostwrite, ghostwriter, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, grower, humorist, inaugurate, inaugurator, indite, inditer, industrialist, initiator, inspirer, instigator, institute, institutor, introducer, inventor, journeyman, knock off, knock out, literary artist, literary craftsman, literary critic, literary man, litterateur, logographer, magazine writer, make, maker, man of letters, manufacturer, master, master craftsman, medium, monographer, monographist, mother, mover, music critic, newspaperman, novelettist, novelist, novelize, occasion, operant, operative, operator, organizer, origin, originate, originator, pamphleteer, parent, past master, patriarch, penwoman, performer, perpetrator, planner, poet, practitioner, precursor, prepare, prime mover, primum mobile, procreator, produce, producer, prose writer, raiser, realize, realizer, reviewer, scenario writer, scenarist, scenarize, scribe, scriptwriter, set afloat, set on foot, set up, shaper, short-story writer, sire, smith, source, storyteller, subject, technical writer, throw on paper, tractation, word painter, wordsmith, work, worker, wright, write, writer
booklet, writing, work, volume, tome, opuscule, tract, tractate, livret, brochure, libretto, handbook, codex, manual, pamphlet, enchiridion, circular, publication, chap book, part, issue, number livraison, album, portfolio, periodical, serial, magazine, ephemeris, annual, journal, paper, bill, sheet, broadsheet, leaf, leaflet, fly leaf, page, quire, ream, chapter, section, head, article, paragraph, passage, clause, endpapers, frontispiece, cover, binding, folio, quarto, octavo, duodecimo, sextodecimo, octodecimo, encyclopedia, encompilation, library, bibliotheca, press, definitive work, treatise, comprehensive treatise (dissertation), writer, author
, litterateur, essayist, journalism, pen, scribbler, the scribbling race, literary hack, Grub-street writer, writer for the press, gentleman of the press, representative of the press, adjective jerker, diaskeaust, ghost, hack writer, ink slinger, publicist, reporter, penny a liner, editor, subeditor, playwright, poet, bookseller, publisher, bibliopole, bibliopolist, librarian, bookstore, bookshop, bookseller's shop, knowledge of books, bibliography, book learning, among the giant fossils of my past, craignez tout d'un auteur en courroux, for authors nobler palms remain, I lived to write and wrote to live, look in thy heart and write, there is no Past so long as Books shall live, the public mind is the creation of the Master-Writ, volumes that I prize above my dukedom.
cause, origin, source, principle, element, occasioner, prime mover, primum mobile, vera causa, author
, mainspring, agent, leaven, groundwork, foundation, spring, fountain, well, font, fountainhead, spring head, wellhead, fons et origo, genesis, descent, remote cause, influence, pivot, hinge, turning point, lever, crux, fulcrum, key, proximate cause, causa causans, straw that breaks the camel's back, ground, reason, reason why, why and wherefore, rationale, occasion, derivation, final cause, les dessous des cartes, undercurrents, rudiment, egg, germ, embryo, bud, root, radix radical, etymon, nucleus, seed, stem, stock, stirps, trunk, tap-root, gemmule, radicle, semen, sperm, nest, cradle, nursery, womb, nidus, birthplace, hotbed, causality, causation, origination, production, caused, causal, original, primary, primitive, primordial, aboriginal, protogenal, radical, embryonic, embryotic, in embryo, in ovo, seminal, germinal, at the bottom of, connate, having a common origin, because, behind the scenes, causa latet vis est notissima, felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.
producer, originator, inventor, author
, founder, generator, mover, architect, creator, prime mover, maker, prime mover.