Why The Writing for Free Battle, Isn't One
edited: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
By Susan James
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Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
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Why The Writing for Free Battle, Isn't
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Why The Writing for Free Battle, Isn't One
(by Susan James)
Among many popular themes in the writing world these days, is one
of the subject matter folks like to take sides on, especially online,
which is: 'to write for free' or not.
In the realm of higher mechanics (manifesting skill development), my
playground, writing for free or not, is not an issue.
It's not about writing for free or not to write for free. It's about how
we feel and express ourselves as make these choices.
If we judge both ourselves for giving our words away for free as not a
good choice, and or judge others in the same manner, then the actual
choice does not matter. We negate our overall intention energetically,
which is some form of success, by going against the grain of
It's about writing flow and why most of us have some level of gift of
writing in the first place. It's about creative flow and how we direct it.
We stifle this flow, by getting caught up in the shoulds and should
nots of writing and how to promote ourselves.
If we stifle the flow going out from ourselves, we also put up a wall
for flowing coming back to us, in the form of some type of success
I could not have built my livelihood without first offering something
out for free. I still put out writing for free in some form quite often
and I love doing it.
But was it and is it still, really 'for free'?
A reader who takes a moment to read something that I wrote, is of
value to them and to me. I value their time and generosity of their eyes
taking in my words and thoughts. I value this in many ways, as much
as I do monetary payment for various products and services.
Therefore, their time is 'freely given', but not devalued on my end.
I'm not held to simply 'free or not free'. I do what I feel good about
doing, when I feel like doing it. I place some value on everything that
I do. Its value may not mean the same to others as it does to me; and
for others, it may mean more to them than I ever would have
There are many aspects of my writing and its extensions, where
monetary exchange, is what it is; I have this product/service, in the
form of energy that you are welcome to, for an exchange of energy
from you in the form of money.
Absolutely everything is energy. I value this exchange of energy
between us, and I thank you very much! It allows you to expand your
energy and world by reading something of mine. It allows me to
expand my energy and world by using your (money) energy to expand
someone's else's world through something I may purchase, using
what has now become my (money) energy.
The same comparison applies to 'putting it out for free', where the
Who gets to choose when it fits and feels best to do it for free? ME;
and I only do it when it feels good to do it.
Whenever it doesn't feel good to put something out for free, I don't do
it. I get to do whatever I want, feel good about it and my writing world
expands itself in ways I never would have dreamed.
Oh, and this that you are reading is free for you to read, but please
don't be mistaken. I value both your time for reading it and I thank
you. And I value my time for writing it, otherwise I wouldn't have.
Susan James (Copyright http://www.susanjames.org )
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