Harlan Ellison Afterword On “Author” vs “Writer”
For those who think a writer is someone who gets his name on books, let me assure you that is an “author.” A “writer” is the hapless devil who can not keep himself from putting every vagrant thought he has ever had down on paper. I am a writer. I write. That’s what I do. I do a lot of it.
— Harlan Ellison, Dangerous Visions afterwrod: