View Full Version : What have you gotten in trade for writing?

04-21-2009, 04:26 AM
I just agreed to help a memoir author write her queries and proposals in exchange for her professional services as a life coach. I'm very excited about what seems like a beneficial trade for both of us.

Have you ever traded your writing services for something besides money? If so, what did you barter for what?

Ol' Fashioned Girl
04-21-2009, 04:35 AM
17 new kitchen and hall cabinets and 11 drawers. :)

04-21-2009, 04:41 AM
A stamp. Seriously. :) I have high standards. hehe.

04-21-2009, 04:45 AM
God's blessing maybe? I wrote for the social concerns newsletter and parish bulletin. I was still known only as Lucy's sister or Joe's wife. Oh well.

William Haskins
04-21-2009, 05:28 AM
two chickens - one alive, one quartered - and a gallon of sour mash.

DL Hegel
04-21-2009, 05:54 AM
once I got quiche, made by an engineering student from NJ.

04-21-2009, 05:59 AM
I just agreed <snip>

Have you ever traded your writing services for something besides money? If so, what did you barter for what?

Flowers, a melody, a party, a bottle of Chivas and a pair of underwear.

ETA: not all at the same time!

Silver King
04-21-2009, 06:22 AM
When it comes to relatives, not a darn thing, even so much as a simple "thank you." They used to act like I was the family scribe or something, everything from business letters to helping their kids write essays for school and so on.

Not anymore, though. I finally wised up when my efforts were never reciprocated, and more than once I've heard, "But it's just writing. How hard can it be?"

Oh, I don't know. If it's that easy, then why don't you do it yourself?

Funny how when I need something from them, it's either paid for in blood or money or both.

04-21-2009, 06:27 AM
I was asked for help by my much younger sister-in-law, but when my advice was "too hard", she decided to ask her "i cant spel" sister instead. I'm sure it worked out juuuuust fine. As for me, I decided to stick to cash.

Wayne K
04-21-2009, 06:32 AM
once I Made quiche, out of an engineering student from NJ.


DL Hegel
04-21-2009, 09:42 AM

that was suppose to be a secret---I don't want people knowing I have made quiche:)

04-21-2009, 09:44 AM
A good swift kick in the butt. :D

04-21-2009, 05:36 PM
Well, I would like to say sex. Or a kiss. Or maybe even a hug. I would have taken flowers. But no. I think it was more of a, "you do this stuff better than I do" combined with a laugh.

Husbands. eh.

Wayne K
04-21-2009, 06:49 PM
A stamp. Seriously. :) I have high standards. hehe.

I got a bunch of stamps...but of course they were attached to envelopes that carried the bad news.

04-23-2009, 07:37 AM
Hey, that sounds like an awesome deal! Good luck with it.

As for me? One VERY BIG coffee cup. (Ah, heaven.) A stamp that says "B***s***" (which I use every time I pay my bills, LOL) and an Amazon gift certificate.