Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The craft of an author; the writing of books.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The craft of the author; the exercise of the skill of an author; authorship: as, “the mysteries of author-craft,”

Etymologies

author +‎ craft (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Diana had often dreamed of the City of London as the seat of magic; and taking the City's contempt for authorcraft and the intangible as, from its point of view, justly founded, she had mixed her dream strangely with an ancient notion of the

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Diana had often dreamed of the City of London as the seat of magic; and taking the City's contempt for authorcraft and the intangible as, from its point of view, justly founded, she had mixed her dream strangely with an ancient notion of the City's probity.

    Diana of the Crossways — Complete

  • London, which despises poverty and authorcraft and all mean adventurers, and bows to the lordly merchant, the mighty financier, Redworth's incarnation of the virtues.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 4

  • City's contempt for authorcraft and the intangible as, from its point of view, justly founded, she had mixed her dream strangely with an ancient notion of the City's probity.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 4

  • If a book come from the heart, it will contrive to reach other hearts; all art and authorcraft are of small amount to that.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

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