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How does one get the rights to do this? There is a certain type of character which I am fascinated with but the comic did not last very long. I wanted to revive the character through means of motion picture by penning my own script and pitching it to a studio. He’s a character from marvel comics but I won’t say who. He just wasn’t very popular. So how do I get the rights or permission to write a script or could I just write the screenplay and NOT get it copyrighted due to the fact its based off a marvel character? Thanks.

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It is not that hard to get paid to write articles online. This may be the reason why many people join the writing industry everyday. Thanks to the Internet, it is much easier to find writing jobs online than with traditional print publications. One good thing about becoming a writer online is that you don’t have to be the best writer in order to get started. Just knowing simple english and writing can land you a job.

While these writing jobs are very plentiful on the Internet, most writers still have a hard time making over $50 a day. Many experts have attributed this to the large amount of writing scams that are on the Internet. Just take a look on Craigslist, and you will find writing scams left and right;”Writing Internets needed” and “$1 per article writers needed”. In the world of writing online, most clients want something for nothing. They expect a good quality article that is readable for $1. This is why many new online writers limit themselves because they continue to take the low budget jobs that are not interested in compensating the writer for their time, research and hard work. Many writers have even coined the term, ‘online writing sweatshops’.

To get paid to write articles, you have to use your common sense and a little marketing skills online. To get out of the never ending cycle of getting paid pennies for your writing, you have to keep your eyes wide open. Stay away from free classified ads when looking for legit writing jobs. Try to work with reputable and established outsourcing companies that hire freelance writers on a regular basis. Do not go with the low budget ones with bad reputations such as, ‘Get-a-freelancer’ and ‘Elance’. Go for the fortune 500 outsourcing companies that will make sure the client pays and the writer delivers on good content.

Sell Your Own Writing- One way to combat the need for looking and scrounging for writing jobs online is to sell your own pre-written articles. This is when you write an article on a certain niche or topic and stick a ‘buy now’ button on the page along with the article’s details. You then market the sales page and wait for someone to buy the article. Most of the time, you can also write article packs such as private label rights deals. This is when you pick a popular niche and then writes about 10 articles based on this topic. You then market the articles to webmasters in forums or blogs. It is possible to make up to $1000 day or more selling pre-written articles.

As you can see, there are a ton of methods to earning cash for writing articles online. The key is to stay persistent and market yourself as best as you can. There is no reason why a writer should not be making at least $200 a day with their content. Especially with the online writing industry being so huge.

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Is it okay to write in screenplay format in a short story contest? It doesn’t have any rules or regulations against it, but how good are my chances of winning? Would you still judge my story like every other contestant?

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