Barthe himself admits the author Ůwriter distinction is not that clear. Many modern day men of words fall under both categories.

žOur age produces a bastard type: the author-writerÓ Some writer who sometimes understand language and its complexities and some author who sometimes commit the no-no of doctrine and evidence.

These bastard types žpermit society to experience the dream of a communication without systemÓ The free up the otherwise rigid language  model which authors have to use and writers do not understand.