Welcome To Mark Starlin Writes!

Mark Starlin Writes! is the home of my creative writing newsletters and serials.

“If you’re not already subscribed to Mark Starlin’s newsletter, just read this one all the way through and you’ll see why I’m obsessed. It’s imaginative and absurd and the most original thing you’ll find on Substack.” - Elle Griffin, The Novelleist

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Monday Morning Mark 

A humor, fiction, and creative writing newsletter published every Monday morning. It usually includes a short humor story, a microfiction story, and a longer story. I may also include a comic, a doodle, a silly poem, or some of my thoughts. You never know. It’s like a surprise package every Monday. 

Space Traveler Fargone • A serial space sitcom.

Space Traveler Fargone was a typical space freighter pilot until he posted some entertaining space logs about his side trips on SpaceBook. The splogs became so popular that his employer, Titanic Galactic Shipping, asked him to do them full time. He got a raise, a brand new ship, and something he didn’t want—the big boss’s niece as co-pilot. Join Fargone and Emma on their adventures in this serial space sitcom. If they don’t strangle each other first.

Space Traveler Fargone is a fun, entertaining story with adventure, action, humor, romance, uncharted planets, space travel, aliens, silliness, drama, and whatever else I can imagine. This is a long-term project—space is a big place!

Baron Britpop Blastfurnace Series

This section contains the three books in the Baron Britpop Blastfurnace series. A tale of adventure, friendship, humor, romance, action, and much more. Free for everyone to read on the website.

Baron Britpop Blastfurnace is the story of a curious young blacksmith from The Austrian Netherlands named Britpop Blastfurnace. In a moment of inspiration, Britpop invents silent horseshoes and finds himself a Baron with an estate and wealth. Before settling down as a Baron, he decides to go on an adventure to France with his valet, Andelbert. The trip takes them across the ocean and back. Featuring historical characters, pirates, and plenty of adventure. 

Elise Boissonneau is the second novel in the Baron Britpop Blastfurnace series. It features the cast of the first book (plus some new characters) in more adventures. It is now complete and available to read.

Captain Peanut Butter is the third novel in the Baron Britpop Blastfurnace series. I will be posting chapters as I write them. Join me and add your comments, questions, suggestions, and catch those typos I am so skilled at.

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If you decide to support me and my writing, I will be genuinely grateful. And, free or paid, I look forward to responding to your comments and questions.

All written by me (not some AI entity plotting to take over the world and eliminate “flawed organic life”) and sent to you with loving care. 



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Old Bones. Young Heart. Uniquely arranged words.