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!

Jan 2, 2012

Post 3:Reconvention!

Tonight we had Marcy, KrysteyBelle, Maria, Amy, Jen, and Dianne. We talked about our progress tonight, queries, whether or not it was good to read while drafting a new story, and shiny new 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!

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, January 1st - NEW YEARS!!

Happy New Year! 

My kids are home from school one more week, so the schedule is up in the air right now, but I scheduled some morning hours (not quite as early) and Heather put one on Tuesday and we will see what other kind of surprises arrive with this baby of a year. Happy Birthday 2012!!!! And has JaNo begun???? We need to get our writing year started.

Monday, January 2nd
8pm est Dianne

Tuesday, January 3rd
9am est Heather

Wednesday, January 4th
8 am est

Thursday, January 5th
8 am est

Th- Th. Crit always at 11 am est. Held elsewhere. Email Amy if you are interested in details. Read about it here.

Friday, January 6th
8 am est