Need structure? Want to find camaraderie? Tired of writing in solitude? Join our virtual office space. At TPR someone is always in the cubicle next to you.

Here's how the practice room works:


At the given date and time (weekly schedule posted below), meet at post 1. It appears 30 minutes in advance of the hour (barring unusual circumstances), giving us a chance to set our goals in the comments. Declare your goal. Work toward furthering your project; word counting, revision, or whatever it needs - you decide.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED! announces our hour. During that time, we write! The rules: no procrastinations. Please feel free to make tea or stand on your head as needed.

When the time is up, Post 3 appears with a chat box and we will get a chance to converse, or you can comment old-style to tell us what you got done! We are dying to know!

Read about a typical first time here. I make the schedule every Sunday. It will remain up in the side bar until I post the next week's schedule (feel free to make requests for particular times in the comments - I take them into serious consideration). All additions will be noted in in the side bar. Come back and check it often. (The schedule times are listed in Eastern Time Zone but the blog posts in Central - Tina's time zone. Our visitors are from all over the map.)

Please email me with questions, comments, or just to introduce yourself! tina dot laurel at gmail dot com

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May 2, 2010

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, May 2 2010

Here's the week's schedule. For the most recent unplug post, click here!

Sunday, May 2, 11pm-12pm EST 
Monday, May 3, 12-1pm EST.
Tuesday, May 4, 11am-12pm EST
Wednesday, May 5,  5-6pm EST
Thursday, May 6, 12-1pm EST
Thursday, May 6, 11pm-12am EST
Sunday, May 9, 11pm-12pm EST

I will not post the second or third post in the event no one joins me for the unpluggings!


  1. I'm in for tonight. And maybe Thursday night also. :)

  2. I'm sad that I missed yesterday! It was a crazy day though, between my summer seminar starting and all the awesome going on.

    I finally got smart and printed out the schedule to put up on my pin board though. Woot! I'm going to do that every week.

  3. Yay! I almost need to pin it up too! I wonder if there is another way for me to let people know. I just don't want to spam everyone. If you ever have ideas, let me know!