[ noun ] (writing) the act of creating written works
"writing was a form of therapy for him" "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
Used in print(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
And listening to such a conversation one morning while taking a cup of chocolate in a cafe , Rousseau found himself bathed in perspiration , trembling lest his authorship become known , and at_the_same_time dreaming of the startling effect he would make if he should proclaim himself suddenly as the composer .