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

Don't forget to sign the guestbook at the bottom of the page!

Nov 14, 2010

Post 3: Reconvention!

So, do tell! What happened? Did you complete your write goals this hour?

Pop into the chat box and say hello! Are you new to The Practice Room? We love meeting new writers, so don't be shy!

A chat box will be here the first 1/2 hour after our unplug. Please sign up (I think you will have to begin an account with Chatroll but it only takes a second). After our chat I will remove the chat box and post the highlights. For posterity's sake. If all else fails, please post your report in the comments. If there is something I can fix I will do it as quick as I can. And if you just prefer to do it the old school way, in comments, that is fine too.


Krystey finished her short story then sent it to Marisa, who is nearly at her word count for the night. Writing went well!


Please see Post 1 if you have any questions about how this unplug works!

See you at 10 pm EST in Post 3 for chat!

Post 1: Unpluggage begins at 9 pm (est)

Hey there writers!! We're going to unplug at 9pm EST if you want to join us here at The Practice room! Just leave a comment posting your goal for the hour, then we'll unplug until 10 pm EST.

In Post 3, we'll reconvene with a chat box, so be sure to sign in to Chatroll and please join us! If no one checks in for Post 1 by 10 EST, the reconvention chat in Post 3 will be canceled!

Are you new here? We don't bite! Be sure to say hello!

Here's the Schedule

Look for changes and additions on the right sidebar. Let a new week of writing begin!

Monday, November 15th
7:00 am est
4:30 pm EST

Tuesday, November 16th
7:00 am EST
11:00 am EST

Wednesday, November 17th
7:00 am est
11:00 am EST
8 pm EST Dianne

Thursday, November 18th
7:00 am EST
special extended unplug: 3pm - 4:15 (15 minutes longer time for better chatting purposes.)

Friday, November 12th
7:00 am EST
11:00 am est

Saturday, November 13th

Sunday, November 14th