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 11, 2011

Post 3: Reconvene

Wow, we maxed out the chat! A rolling chat with Lynn, Jon, KB, Anna, Elana, Marisa, Dianne, Sarah (Dooley), and me Heather. A full house! We talked about the end of summer (already!). Lots of teachers in the house. :) We cringed at Elana's full schedule, (although we are all looking forward to WriteOnCon) and she chatted about panic writing. General hugs and encouragement was passed to all. Thanks, everyone for stopping by--I loved hanging out with you all! And thanks to Lynn who suggested an afternoon TPR for the west coasters!!

Post 2: Unplug Until 3pm est

Let's get busy! I'll see you at the chat at 3pm!

Post 1: Unplug will begin @ 2:00pm est

Welcome! Please let me know what you are working on for the hour! I'm so glad you're here.

Post 3: Reconvene

Anna and myself (Heather). We talked about arc tours and writing, and schedules for the fall. So good to get up and write! Amy seemed to pop in, but maybe it was a technical glitch?

Post 2: Unplug Until 9am EST

No rules, just write. See you for a chatroll at 9am!

Post 1: Unplug will begin @ 8:00 est

It's great to see you! Tell me in the comments what you'll work on for the hour.