1A. Amateurish and inexperienced writing OR
1B. First drafts and warm-ups of the real article or written piece.
2. Shocking Articles! Pieces so surprising or scandalous they give the reader a start.
3. A student lawyer ‘starting his articles,’ is beginning a stage of postgraduate training for his law degree. He is therefore doing his 'starticles'
Example 1: Even famous New York Times columnists have several STARTICLES before perfecting a final submission.