"Okay Jessie, you big ol' bullet using B-Word, what does this have to do with writing?" you ask.
Well, let's just imagine the "bread" girl A is giving to girl B is her manuscript. And the flower that girl B is giving to girl A is her query letter. Starting to make sense now?
Don't we all do this in the writing community? We barter with our friends not only to get what we need from them, but also to return the favor. Here are some more examples:
- beta read for a synopsis critique
- three chapter review for new blog header
- sidebar button for a free spooning :)
In my life I've bartered a lot. I give away free legal work regularly for the most prized service I can imagine: BABYSITTING :).
So what have you bartered for?
And btw, anyone want to barter with me for a new blog header?