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!

Feb 6, 2012

Post 3:Reconvention!

Marcy, Jen, Maria, KrysteyBelle, and Dianne were here. We shared our word counts for the evening, and Marcy asked us all to "pitch" our WIPs. We talked a little about our progress, then left to continue writing.


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!

So, do tell! What happened?

This is our chance to have an online convention where we talk about our writing (I think you  will have to begin an account with Chatroll but it only takes a  second). Sometimes Chatroll has problems. Refresh is your friend. If there is anything I can fix, I will. If all else fails, leave a comment...


The hour goes from 1 pm until 2 pm est. Meet back at post 2 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug begins at 1 pm est

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

Post 3: Recovention!

Just me.


Let me know if you will be at chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 7 am est

Are you here with me? Let me know if you will be here to chat!