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!

Sep 12, 2011

Post 3:Reconvention!

Jon, KrysteyBelle, Maria, Marcy, and Dianne were present. We talked about our current projects, voice, genre, and potential ideas.


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!

After my snafu of posting and scheduling posts, thank goodness we all got together. It was Jon, Heather, Kelly, Marisa, Krystey and myself. Writing was done by some, communing was done by all.

Post 1: Unscheduled Unplug at 3:15 est.

What will you work on? Let us know in comments.

Post 3: Reconvention!

Anna, Heather, Marisa, Jon, and myself. Good to see everybody. Must be a writing day.


Unpluggage lasts from 11 am est until 12 pm. 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 comments.

Post 3: Reconvene

Jon, Marisa, Maria, and myself. Oh, and Anna stopped by so I could trump at the guess-who's-viewing game. :) We talked music and concerts and maybe some writing. :)

UNPLUG @ 9am est

Hello impromptu TPRers. Glad you could make it! Let's write. (No laundry, J. Unless you come over and do mine.)

See you at 10 est for a brief chat, all!!

Post 3: Reconvention

Just me!


Unpluggage lasts from 7 am until 8 am est. Meet back at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug begins at 7 am est.

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