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 10, 2012

Post 3: Reconvention!

Heather, KB, Marisa and Maria and myself. We talked being sucked in. Everyone was jealous of Heather. Dialogue. Talk of dialogue. And hardness easiness and how one line can change everything.


The hour runs from 12 pm est until 1 pm. Meet back here for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug begins at noon EST

What will you be working on? Let us know in comments.

Post 3: Reconvene

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. For posterity's sake. If all else fails, please post your  report in the comments. If there is something I can fix I will do it as  quick as I can. And if you just prefer to do it the old school way, in  comments, that is fine too.

Post 2: Unplug Until 10am EST

Turn off gchat. Silence twitter. It'll all be here when you get back! Write for an hour, and let's see how much we can get done!

Thanks for joining me!

Post 1: Unplug will begin @ 9:00 est

Oops. Thought I was hosting later! Let me know what you're working on!! Better late than never!

Post 3: Reconvention!

Just me.


The hour goes from 7 am est until 8 am. Let me know if you will be meeting me for chat.

Post 1: Unplug begins at 7 am est.

Let me know if you will met me for chat.