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 27, 2012

Post 3:Reconvention!

KrysteyBelle, Maria, Marcy, Jenn, and Dianne were here. We talked about our current projects, sticking points, and made suggestions for getting past a blockage.


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!

Maria and I. Plus a little visit from KB - who is working hard!

Post 1: Ooops I meant 2 pm est on the schedule

What will you be working on!

Aug 26, 2012

Schedule for the week of Sunday, August 26th

Hey, anyone interested in zero drafting with me for the next three months? I would have to figure out how that looks, but I am willing to take suggestions if you got ideas. A regular chat with topic? Weekly exercises, update and pep-talk? A post to report progress? Other ideas? Anything sound helpful?

Monday August 27th
1pm est
8 pm est Dianne

Tuesday, August 28th
1 pm est

Thursday, August 23rd
12 pm est TH-TH. we meet at gmail. email amy or tina w/ questions.
Shall we unplug after? 1 pm est

Aug 19, 2012

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, August 19th

This is it for now. Last week of the summer and I cannot predict what we will be doing. Let me know what you will be doing in the comments. Are you writing these days? Monday August 20th 8 pm est Dianne Tuesday, August 21st 1 pm est Thursday, August 23rd 1 pm est

Aug 12, 2012

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, August 12th

This is the slim week. Dianne is back. YAY! But I am away. :( I will post a new schedule August 19th. Miss you until then. Get a lot of writing done! Monday, August 13th Dianne 8 pm

Aug 5, 2012

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, August 5th

Dianne is busy researching this week. Yay for her! And you will see me around here in the evenings for once. The week of August 13th shall be much slimmer around here, but this week is for writing!!! And teaching! This is my week at the Loft.

Monday August 6th
9 pm est

Tuesday, August 7th

Wednesday, August 8th
9 pm est

Thursday, August 9th
9 pm est