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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming, sarahk

I like most of what you've done on Substack (I won't say 'all', because I'm sure there's something I'm forgetting because it was less awesome). The absurdist humor is something I enjoy, and you make it work far better than it should.

I particularly liked Origin Story. I looked forward to seeing those chapters in my inbox.

I also like the short stories you've done based on the worlds you've created (like Hellbender: the Bit). This seems like the right venue for shorter works like that, if they didn't fit into a novel you were writing (or even if they do - sort-of like a sneak peek or teaser). I'd like to see more of those.

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Sep 28, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

I would like others to comment more so I'm not just HOLDING UP THE COMMENTS SECTION BY MYSELF

Just kidding I would echo more short stories.

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

I really like the short stories, especially the serial form Origin Story. But if you need your muse to be focused on the last Superego book, that's understandable. You can always add more Winston to the Substack, but you should probably reserve that for the paid subscribers and not the unwashed masses.

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I know it's not helpful, Frank, but just be you. Some of us think you're incredible.

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

I loved “Origin Story”. I forget what you titled it, but the stories poking fun at the Star Wars universe were hilarious too.

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Sep 28, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

It wouldn't hurt your writing to dumb it down.

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

As a free subscriber, I’m getting my money’s worth...

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Sep 27, 2023·edited Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

I'd like to see you add more subscribers! What works ... I don't know. The folks below have solid insight.

In general, I find Substack a little too vanilla. One writer's site looks and feels like another. And I have lots of people I genuinely enjoy wanting me to subscribe. But I think the business model is broken. How many $20 (pick a number) subscriptions can I afford? And how much time can you, the writer, put into making your site eye-catching, more engaging every x number of days?

Is federation an answer? Is it even possible in Substack?

So I know I'm not really answering your question, Frank. Apologies. But you got me thinking. I'm at least in the neighborhood. :-) You're doing great work. Keep it up.

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

I enjoy almost everything you put out there. Most everything you publish is "Fun!" I don't like your anti-Trump/pro-DeSantis stuff. The tone is off. It sounds ugly.

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

i don't like your riffs on star wars and other tv/movie characters as much as your original characters.

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It's been a little while since the last Short Story/Fun Short. I like those!

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

I'm a broke college student. Otherwise I'd subscribe. Only critique is sometimes when you post short stories, it's hard to keep up and figure out where it started (maybe I'm not looking hard enough?)

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

It’s not you, it’s me.

Really, I have only a few subscriptions to internet content, and they are all mass market sites. I also only subscribe at the cheapest rates. If not really cheap I don’t subscribe.

Love your writing and have been a reader of yours almost since you stared, including your novels - so you do have some of my money.

Only thing I don’t like of yours, is the now endless Desantis AI shtick.

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Frank J. Fleming

From IMAO I always liked caption this, and straight line of the day.

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I like the brief satires on Star Wars, GI Joe, etc. Those are hilarious and why I subscribe.

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I enjoy your snarky but subtle comments about day to day current nonsense. Keep that up please; makes my day better. =)

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