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!

Aug 10, 2011

Post 3: Reconvene

Fabulous chat with Ansha, Kris, Jon, Anna, and me (Heather). We talked projects (which all sound fascinating), collaborations, possible sequels, the torture of waiting on submissions and how fast and furious the blogosphere moves and changes. In fact, the chat was pretty fast and furious. And a bit of a love fest. As it should be. :)

Thanks everyone, for stopping by!

UNPLUG until 11:15 EST

Work on whatever you like during this time, there are no rules except for what you set for yourself. Just come back at 11:15 so we can talk everything writing related!

Post 1: Unplug will begin @ 10:15 EST

Impromptu unplugging session! YAY for more writing. We'll start at 10:15 est, write for an hour, then come back at 11:15 and chat. Everyone welcome.

Post 3: Reconvene

Jon, Amy and myself (Heather). We talked about kindles and nooks and busy days!

UNPLUG until 9am EST

See you then!!

Post 1: Unpluggage begins @ 8:00 pm EST

Join us! I'm glad you're here. Let me know in the comment section what you'll be working on!