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New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Dial and Mark Stone!


New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: HoS’elth and Cassidy Flynn!


Advancing the Plot

The secret to any good story is an incredible plot. There is so much story to be told, that you never want to miss a chance to flesh out an idea. Whether it is a personal plot, or a plot for a much longer story arch, they key to a great plot is detail. In a writing group, the only real way to convey this, is to weave your words together to make others sit on the edge of their seat.

Keeping things interesting is the key to including others. It is easy for a plot to change with just a couple great ideas. The best way to advance the plot is to include others, and really focus on what is going on. Keep a close eye on what has already been written, because the most interesting plots are the ones that are believable. If you are operating near the Romulan Neutral Zone, would it really make sense for a Cardassian ship to show up?

There are countless things to think about, and ways to advance any plot. Read the full tutorial to see how easy it can be to advance the plot, and think about the things you may not have focused on in the past!


New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Kaliantha Hawn, Mathias Duncan, and Frank Lynn!


January Recruitment Stats

Each month, the Publicity Team posts the number of applications our community received for the current year and how those applicants found our group. That summary will give you an idea of how we are reaching new applicants and how we can improve our efforts to reach new audiences. If you’re interested in helping with our publicity efforts, click the link above to check out the Publicity Team’s wiki area, and then the link to the Publicity Team’s Google Group where you can sign up to be a part of the team.

We also want to keep you apprised of the number of graduates from the StarBase 118 Academy. Unfortunately, not all applicants graduate from the Academy because they either do not respond to roll call or do not complete the Academy requirements. The Training Team makes every effort to involve all applicants and to encourage them to complete the training.

ApplicationGraduatesGraduation RateSource


Podcast 2391-1 Released!

The new episode has been released!  For those of you that want would like to listen online, check out our release on the StarBase 118 YouTube channel! Whilst we recognize that some members would love to listen to the podcast on the go, we have uploaded it to Archive.org. You can download it from the menu on the left hand side!

Keep your ears open for our next release!  Feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel for automatic updates.

To join the Podcast Team, visit the team’s Google Group and apply for membership!


New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet:
Class 1
: T’Pen, Francis deMarc, and Aidoann Danara. And from Class 2: Vance Carter and Peter Coyum!


Writing Improvement Month Podcast

Greetings fleet-mates!  With the return of Writing Improvement Month, there is a ton of activities going on.  To find out what is going on, check out the main page, or you can listen to this nifty special release from the Podcast Team, headed up by Lt. Commander Leo Handley-Page!  In this edition, Fleet Captains Andrus Jaxx and Diego Herrera provide details, previews, and plenty other teasers for upcoming events.  To check out this gem of information, check out the StarBase 118 YouTube Channel.


New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Tamaiti Scott, Corban Holloway, Ren Rennyn, and Frank O’Malley!


December Recruitment Stats

Each month, the Publicity Team posts the number of applications our community received for the current year and how those applicants found our group. That summary will give you an idea of how we are reaching new applicants and how we can improve our efforts to reach new audiences. If you’re interested in helping with our publicity efforts, click the link above to check out the Publicity Team’s wiki area, and then the link to the Publicity Team’s Google Group where you can sign up to be a part of the team.

We also want to keep you apprised of the number of graduates from the StarBase 118 Academy. Unfortunately, not all applicants graduate from the Academy because they either do not respond to roll call or do not complete the Academy requirements. The Training Team makes every effort to involve all applicants and to encourage them to complete the training.

**Note: The site was down for the biggest part of May, resulting in the lower numbers.

December ApplicationsDecember GraduatesDecember Source


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