Welcome To Mark Starlin Writes!
Mark Starlin Writes! is the home of my newsletters, serials, and novels.
“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
Paid or Free. Your choice.
Mark Starlin Writes! features a “read it first” paid option. Paid subscribers receive all of the creative writing I write during each calendar month in their email. At the end of the month, I convert those stories to free stories. Then free subscribers are able to read them by visiting my Substack website.
Those of you who financially support my writing efforts will get to read everything first and have my sincere thanks. Those who wish to remain free will still get to read everything, just one month later.
Here is what Mark Starlin Writes! includes:
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. This is the free newsletter. It goes out to everyone on Mondays.
Fresh Baked Friday
More creative writing sent to you. Humor, fiction, comics, and other creative stories. They will show up in your email every Friday. You won’t have to go looking for my latest writing; it will come to you. For paid subscribers.
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!
I will send out new episodes every Wednesday to paid subscribers. The entire series will always be available on the website for everyone to read the following month.
Baron Britpop Blastfurnace
The first novel in the Baron Britpop Blastfurnace series. A tale of adventure, friendship, humor, romance, action, and much more. Think Forest Gump in the 18th century.
The Grand Story Of The Seemingly Impossible Adventures Of 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.
Free for everyone on the website.
The in-progress second novel in the Baron Britpop Blastfurnace series. This newsletter will chronicle the writing of the second Baron Britpop Blastfurnace novel. A place for anyone interested to read work-in-progress chapters and offer suggestions, questions, thoughts, corrections, etc. I will also post my thoughts on the creative process. I hope it will be an interactive and fun adventure.
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And of course, my heartfelt thanks!
If you decide to support me and my writing, I will be genuinely grateful. And, as always, look forward to responding to your comments and questions.
All written by me and sent to you with loving care.
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