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!

Oct 12, 2011

Post 3: Reconvention!

Anna's fast drafting and fast problem solving. We so envy her. Some great Alpha readers. And we left with an image of organized ducks in our heads.


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

Post 1: Unplug at 2 pm est

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

Post 3: Reconvention!

So, do tell! What happened?

A chat box will be here the first 1/2 hour after our unplug. Please sign up (I think you will have to begin an account with Chatroll but it only takes a second). After our chat I will remove the chat box and post the highlights.


Post 1: Unpluggage begins at 11 am EST

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

Post 3: Reconvention!

Brandy and I: she had news of reviews and new directions. So cool!


Unplug runs from 7 am est until 8. Sign in if you want to chat.

Post 1: Unplug is at 7 am est

Let me know you are working so I wait for you at chat.