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How does a teen start out writing online articles?

Okay, so I don’t really know much on the topic. I was wondering though if a teen (15 years old) could possibly write articles and sell them online. Or even just write articles for free to gain experience. Where do I start? What do I need? Thank you to anyone who answers.
Online or for a small local newspaper/magazine.

a teen starts out writing online articles with a computer.

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Posted by mark - March 31, 2010 at 8:47 am

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Online Writing Editing Tool © – Get it Today!

You can easily take your writing to the next level by using an advanced Online Writing Editing Tool. Writing correct English is a skill that shows you are committed to communicate clearly with others. Want to know more about “personal” proofreading tools? Read the following review.

Quick overview

Auto proofreaders such as the following Online Writing Editing Tool easily help you to write proper English by identifying and correcting your most common grammar and punctuation errors. These tools try to simulate the human mind by carefully ‘reading’ your text, analyzing it, and then ‘fixing’ it according to a sophisticated self-learning algorithm. In most cases these solutions enables us to do the following: grammar check, misspelling and typos correction, and suggesting proper punctuation.

Important advantages

This technology quickly brings immediate and clear benefits:

* Enriching our English vocabulary.
* Helping us to avoid embarrassing grammar mistakes.
* Saving precious time spent on manual proofreading.
* Improving and enriching our speech, enabling us to speak correct and better English.
* Saving on proofreading and editing costs such as hiring proofreading services or professional editors.

There are probably many other benefits that are not covered here, as this exciting technology constantly changes, bringing us new ideas and additional solutions that help us on improving our English writing.

Quick summary

When we talk about Online Writing Editing Tool it isn’t just about proofreading our writing, but changing our writing habits and style. No artificial intelligence can compete with a human proofreader, but it certainly helps correcting many of our common writing mistakes. We can only expect this solution to further develop itself, simply because writing is one of the most important tools that help us fulfill our daily assignments.

Gil Lavitov
http://www.articlesbase.com/self-publishing-articles/online-writing-editing-tool–get-it-today-673001.html

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Posted by mark - March 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

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Are there any good self publishing sites?

…Self publishing sites that are any good or any publishers who publish young authors? I’m trying to find some, but I can’t find any that have good prices for editing. Any cheap ones for books over 200 pages?

www.lulu.com

they mainly only charge you for books that are sold and you can change the pricing of it yourself. It’s a great website for budding authors. Good luck 🙂

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What are some of the advantages of newspapers publishing an online version of their papter on the Web?


There’s a chance that someone will actually read the thing, and that advertisers will buy ads there.

Well, that’s an exaggeration. On-line versions of newspapers were originally meant to be advertisements for the newspapers themselves; to increase community interest in the paper, much like web pages for television and radio stations.

Right now, nobody quite knows what to do: advertising revenues for print newspapers have gone down, partially because the big department stores have gone out of business and partially because fashions in advertising have changed: the classified advertisements carried most of the paper’s expenses, but now people are selling stuff through eBay and through on-line listings.

It would be nice if we could simply substitute the on-line version of our paper for the print edition and sell ads there, but it doesn’t seem to be working out quite that way. As it stands right now, lots of big newspapers are in a certain amount of trouble, and the smaller ones are rather scared. We’ve been running classified ads on-line and making a certain amount of money that way, but it’s rough going, and as old-time print newspaper people we really don’t think in terms of on-line news.

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Posted by mark - March 28, 2010 at 11:57 am

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How to get paid blogging or writing about sports?

My husband loves to write and he love sports…He needs a part time job so he was wonder if he can get paid doing what he love. How can he get paid blogging or writing about sports?
Thanks,He love and know allot about soccer or futball,and american football.

I think writing about ‘sports’ would be too general a niche. He would be better to write about a particular sport like tennis or bowling or…

Could he teach/show some how to improve a particular sport. If so, he could create his own product to sell.

Or he could sell sports equipment associated with the sport he is blogging about.

My free multi-media blogging course may help: http://www.incomebloggingguide.com/

Hope that helps.

Andrew

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Posted by mark - March 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

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Where is the nearest Book Publishing office in Atlanta?

I wrote a book and I really need help finding a publishing office.

Most publishing houses are located in NYC. It’s not necessary to have a local publisher. You mail your manuscript to the publisher that’s right for your book — not the publisher who’s closest.

Check out Writer’s Market and find publishers and agents who work in your genre, then learn how to put together a submissions packet for them.

You’ve got a lot more research to do.

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Posted by mark - March 26, 2010 at 5:45 am

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Can someone recommend a good fantasy writing online community?

I would like a little advice and companionship in my journey toward writing a fantasy novel, but there are so many online communities that I’m having a little trouble finding a quality one. Do you know of a good one? Thanks so much for the help!

http://Storymash.com is my favorite because it’s collaborative, and they pay royalties just for publishing new chapters.

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Posted by mark - March 25, 2010 at 5:12 am

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What are the economics of book publishing, and how much does the author get usually?

I am working on a book concept that I would like to get published in September ish in the UK but also in the US, and I am wondering how much does the author usually gets in absolute terms per copy sold? I would also love to hear from an actual publisher interested in a coffee table book on entrepreneurship….

The typical royalty agreement, unless you have what is considered a potential bestseller, will offer you an advance of up to about $5,000. You would then normally earn royalties of about 10% of the net sales. Net sales are defined as those books that are sold to bookstores and not returned. Bookstores often return as much as 40% of the books they order.

However, on the flip side, remember that a traditional publishing contract requires no money from the author. The publisher handles all marketing, editing, and distribution.

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Tell me the good place to discuss about writing online?

And preferably to post stories to be critiqued. 😀 I aspire to be a writer, but in my country there’s no IRL writing group for children my age (teenager). Can you please tell me a good, civilized place online?

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/index.php?referrerid=88

I like a writing site called AbsoluteWrite. The site is well-moderated, so little time’s wasted by trolls, spammers, personal attacks, petty rivalries, and such. There are boards for writing in a great many genres, including some that are hard to come by, like freelance, greeting cards, and erotica, boards for all writers, boards about agents and publishers, boards about technical information or problems, even boards for goofing around, movies and TV, cooking, and arguing politics and social issues.

The level of professionalism there is excellent. Many of the more active members have books you can find at the local Barnes & Noble–or its equivalent in other countries. However, there’s no elitism or snobbery between the published, the wanna-be, and the ones whose goal is to pay to be published or just have a better blog. Young writers are not considered second-class citizens.

At the Share Your Work boards writers can get critique from people who know what they’re talking about. (It’s far more useful than feedback from friends and family, who tend to praise because you’re you.) The SYW boards are separated by genre, so your vampire story won’t be critiqued by western writers, or your screenplay by poets.

Criticism is honest but never cruel, and limited to the writing, not the writer. Most people offer not just negative feedback but note positives, too, plus instruction and encouragement to try again.

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Posted by mark - March 22, 2010 at 5:41 am

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What is the definition of "premium content" in the publishing world (online mainly)?

People and publishing/advertising insiders are talking about "premium content". However, what are the characteristics of premium content?

Stuff you really want to read versus teaser crap of no meaning.

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