Maker, creator, author denote one who brings something into being or existence.
When written with an initial capital letter, all three terms designate God or the Supreme Being; without the capital they ascribe similar but not equivalent powers or effects to a person.
Maker typically implies a close and immediate relationship between the one who makes and the thing that is made. It implies the physical or figurative handling of material and individual or personal responsibility for what is turned out; hence, in religious use (as in hymns and prayers) God is usually called one’s Maker.
Maker in such terms as kingmaker, a maker of men, a maker of phrases, a maker of poems, suggests the use of persons, words, or ideas as instruments by which one brings something into existence through one’s own labor or effort.
Creator, on the other hand, seldom suggests either literal or figurative use or handling of materials; its leading implication is that of bringing into existence what the mind conceives and the will, as the mind’s instrument, carries out. As applied to God, the term usually evokes the picture of Creation as presented in Genesis; the term is used, therefore, rather than Maker, when His omnipotence and the greatness of His works are stressed.
In the same way creator is used of a man who brings into being something new, which has form in his mind or imagination before he gives it objective existence.
Author is applied to one who originates and who, therefore, is not only the source, or ultimate source, but the one responsible for a person’s or thing’s existence. It is applied to God chiefly in the phrase “the Author of one’s being” when the reference is to the gift of life or its attendant circumstances.
In reference to persons it is not only applied to a writer (see WRITER ) but also to one (as a founder, an inventor, or an initiator) who brings something into existence.