Harlan Ellison on “Amateurs”

Here’s Harlan Ellison’s take on “amateurs”.

From the documentary Dreams With Sharp Teeth.

For aspiring writers, not wannabes (and there is a distinction, y’know)…


  1. Mark

    Some people don’t work for the money, end of. I think it’s a little sad to commercialise literature.

    *cough* Paolini *cough*

  2. robert

    Highly entertaining excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

    I love the bit about them not even sending him a copy of the DVD. That made me laugh out loud. As did the depiction of Warner Brothers as a pauper with a tin cup. Good stuff.

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