In my other world, I am also a novelist. One problem writers suffer a lot (as with any freelancer) is being asked to provide free work for the “exposure”. There is a debate if this exposure is worth it. But the fact of the matter is, most of the companies that ask for free labour are huge corporations worth billions that could afford to pay.
I wasn’t sure what to make of it, when I saw this delightful interview by Harlan Ellison: