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:

First of all, EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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!


Dec 26, 2011

Post 3:Reconvention!

KrysteyBelle, Jen, Maria, and Dianne were here tonight. We talked about our progress on tonight's projects, first drafts in general, and e-readers.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

We are unplugged! We'll meet back at 9 pm EST in post 3 for a reconvention chat. If no one is there, the chat will be canceled.

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

What will you be working on? Tell us in the comments!

Schedule for the week of Christmas

Just Dianne scheduled! Monday, December 26th Dianne 8pm est Tuesday, December 27th Wednesday, December 28th Thursday, December  29th No Th- Th. Crit always at 11 am est. Held elsewhere; Email Amy if you are interested in details. Read about it here. Friday, December 30th

Dec 19, 2011

Post 3:Reconvention!

Krystey Belle, Maria, Jen, Marisa, and Dianne were present. Not a lot of writing got done in this session, due to various holiday and family distractions/interruptions, but we chatted about upcoming goals.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

We are unplugged! We'll meet back at 9 pm EST in post 3 for a reconvention chat. If no one is there, the chat will be canceled.

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

Hey, all! What will you be working on tonight? Tell us in the comments. I doubt I'll make it to check-in tonight, because of my daughter's orchestra concert. But I'm hoping to get back in time to work on revisions to my CAGED GRAVES manuscript, and I'll definitely be here for the chat at 9pm.

Post 3: Reconvention!

Maria, Marisa and myself. That hook thing: they have to give that think another name.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

The hour runs from 11 am est until 12. Meet at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 11 am est

What will you be working on? Let us know in comments.

Post 3: Reconvention!

Just me.

Post 2: I AM UNPLUGGED!

Let me know if you will meet me at chat!

Post 1: Unplug at 7 am est

Let me know if you plan to meet me at chat!

Dec 18, 2011

Schedule for the week of Sunday December 18th


Here's the schedule!

Monday, December 19th
7am est
11 am est
8 pm Dianne!

Tuesday, December 20th
7am est
11 am est

Wednesday, December 21th
7 am est
My son turns 13. BIG DAY!!!!!

Thursday, December 22nd
7 am est
2nd ever Thuper Thursday. Crit at 11 am est. ELSEWHERE> Email Amy if you are interested in details. Read about it here.
Shall we try to TPR after? Let's call an impromptu if we are up for it? Email or comment on schedule post to get notification.

Friday, December 23rd
7 am est

Dec 14, 2011

Post 3: Reconvention!

Maria, Marisa, Amy and Jon did a drop in. We talked crits. And alternate crits. And ended with mooping and tough love. It was a beautiful day.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

The hour runs from 2 pm est until 3. Meet back at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug begins at 2 pm est

What will you be working on? Let us know in comments.

Post 3: Reconvention!

Amy visited! She worked on blogging and Heather stopped in. It was great to see folks in the AM!!!

Post 2: I AM UNPLUGGED!

Leave a comment to let me know if you will meet me at chat.

Post 1: Unplug begins at 7 am est

Let me know if you will meet me for the chat.

Dec 12, 2011

Post 3:Reconvention!

We had a great night here with KrysteyBelle, Maria, Jen, Amy, and me. Tried to brainstorm strategies for how to work out a plot snarl or get a character where he needed to be. Talked about Christmas cards, too.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

We are unplugged! We'll meet back at 9 pm EST in post 3 for a reconvention chat. If no one is there, the chat will be canceled.

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

What will you be working on? Tell us in the comments!

Post 3: Reconvention!

Lots of crit chat talk. Maria, Marisa, Amy and myself.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

THE HOUR RUNS FROM 11 AM EST until 12 AM EST. Meet back at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug begins at 11 est

What will you be working on? Tell us in the comments.

Post 3: Reconvention!

Just me.

Post 2: I AM UNPLUGGED!

The hour runs from 7 until 8 est. Let me know if you will meet me at chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 7 am

Let me know if you are meeting me at chat!

Dec 11, 2011

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, December 11th.


Monday, December 12th
7am est
11 am est
8 pm Dianne!

Tuesday, December 13th
7am est
11 am est

Wednesday, December 14th
7 am est
2 pm est

Thursday, December 15th
7 am est
We are starting Thuper Thursday Crits. Email Amy or Marisa or me if you are interested in details. Read about it here.

Friday, December 16th
7 am est

Dec 7, 2011

Dec 5, 2011

Post 3:Reconvention!

We had a big group here on Monday night, with some new members! Too bad I didn't get around to writing this summary until almost a week later -- now I have to rely on my memory! I was here, obviously, plus KrysteyBelle, Marcy, Maria, Jenn, and Amy. Sorry if I missed anybody. :(

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

We are unplugged! We'll meet back at 9 pm EST in post 3 for a reconvention chat. If no one is there, the chat will be canceled.

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

What will you be working on? Tell us in the comments!

Post 3: Reconvention!

Amy, Maria, Marisa and myself. Off to be productive.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

The hour goes from 11 am est until noon. Meet back at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug begins at 11 am est

What will you be working on? Let us know in the comments.

Post 3: Reconvention!

Just me.

Post 2: I AM UNPLUGGED!

Let me know if you will be meeting me at chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 7 am est

Let me know if you will meet me at chat!

Dec 4, 2011

Schedule for the Week of Sunday December 4th


Here's the schedule!

Monday, December 5th
7am est
11 am est
8 pm Dianne!

Tuesday, December 6th
7am est
11 am est

Wednesday, December 7th
7 am est
2 pm est

Thursday, December 8th
7 am est
11 am est

Friday, December 9th
7 am est