Category Archive: Writing Hope

Jul 30

Running the Gauntlet – Story Review and Discussion 1

Inspired by the blog posts of Mdg, jespah and TemplarSora’s I thought to offer up a story review reflection for one of my most recent stories to the site and a brand new series. From the Watchtower, we take a closer look at the opening Osprey story, ‘Running the Gauntlet’. Run the gauntlet gauntlet 2  (ˈɡɔːntlɪt) — …

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Jul 28

From the Watchtower: Introducing Star Station Hope

Star Station Hope. Watchtower. In another ‘From the Watchtower’ post we look at Star Station Hope, known as Watchtower. It forms the centre of the Watchtower Universe stories and of course in-universe serves as the central hub of commerce, politics and Federation control in the difficult region of space. Star Stations are the Border Patrol …

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Jul 20

From the Watchtower: Introducing the Rhapsody Rabbit Gavilán

From the Watchtower we introduce the ship of the Rhapsody Rabbit Gavilán – stories about a civilian cargo freighter crew captained by the adventurous Tabatha Katherine Chase. Ship and crew only want to make a profit but fates lands them amid the political intrigues and criminal plots within the Watchtowerverse. The Adventures of the Rhapsody …

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Jul 10

From the Watchtower: Introducing the Osprey

From the Watchtower we introduce the Border Patrol Cutter Osprey commanded by Captain Mercy Faraday-Thatcher, operating out of Star Station Hope, serving in the Sixth Cutter squadron. Its stories propel it into the thick of the action on the contentious and politically dynamite borders of the Watchtowerverse. Osprey features the actions of this border patrol cutter. As part of the …

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Jul 08

A Hopeful Character – Character Review – TNT

Tekesha Nancy Tanner – TNT – Commodore “Dynamite” Tanner. A character preview / review portrait Introducing Commodore Tekesha Nancy Tanner, commanding officer of Star Station Hope and the surrounding sector of space. Known as Dynamite Tanner for her explosive outbursts, she’s the representative head of Starfleet on a contentious border of space. Back in the Boldly …

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Jul 04

From the Watchtower: The Saga Begins

  Star Station Hope: Watchtower * * * The creed of the Border Patrol Service is a simple one: To save lives. To protect borders. To hold the line. * * * On the frontier, on the edge of Federation space, standing guard, keeping a watchful vigil, sentry to the stars, a gateway to trade …

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Jun 30

From the Watchtower

Hello and Welcome to ‘From the Watchtower’ . This is (will be!) a series of blogs focusing on aspects of the Watchtower Universe. Wherein meta background details expanding on the world and stories of the Watchtower Universe will be explored and explained some. These files will cover aspects such as ship designs and the make …

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Jun 24

A Theme of Hope

A Theme of Hope Music is a naturally creative and imaginative outlet in the composing, creation and yes in the listening of it. As writers we often comment on the music choices that currently inspire our writing. For so many of us, music can play an important part of the writing process. Often times it …

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Apr 14

Where there is Hope …

Star Station: Hope – ‘Watchtower’ Shared Federation borders: Tzenkethi, Cardassian, Breen, Klingon Border Patrol Squadron: 6th Cutter Squadron, Commanding officer: Commodore Tekesha Tanner 2376 So here it is, Star Station Hope otherwise known as Watchtower. Whilst is was not the deciding factor, I have to say I loved the brief appearance of this station in …

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Apr 03

Writing Hope – Hoping to Write.

Hey all, Yes, it has been a long, long while. I’ve been purposefully absent it has to be said. Down on the low or whatever it is the cool kids might say. While I have lots of ideas and even lots written for various little projects I have for the longest time just not had …

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