The following YouTube video was posted on Freelance Writing Jobs, a blog I follow faithfully. It is a clip from a movie featuring writer Harlan Ellison. In it, Ellison makes it very clear that writers have a skill they should be compensated for. He makes no bones about it, so if you’re averse to swearwords or in a location where it might not be safe for such language to be issuing forth from your computer’s speakers, consider yourself forewarned. I especially like his comments about how writers are supposed to be thrilled to give our work away for “publicity” reasons.