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!

Jan 19, 2011

Post 3: Reconvention!

Krystey, Marisa, Amy and myself. Krystey proposed we do some chat sessions in our characters. Her example was that Cassie Clare answered questions as if she were her characters on twitter yesterday. This could be an exercise for gchat after we get a chance to read each others books.


Unpluggage hour runs from 1pm est until 2. Meet back at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 1 pm eastern

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

(I am picking up my MIL from the airport. It shouldn't be an issue but just in case I am not here to send us off, know I will be here soon to write my guts out with you all.)

Post 3: Reconvention!

Just Marisa and I. We talked her revision and then I made her hands blister. :( Thanks for visiting, dear.


Unpluggage hour is from 7 - 8 am est. Meet back in post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 7:00 am eastern

Let me know if you are here. Leave me a comment.