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

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Jul 15, 2013

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

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


  1. I am here. I'll be brainstorming for Book #3, although I don't know if my brain is up for storming.

    Maybe a drizzle.

  2. I plan to try and mold some of the word vomit I wrote today into a new first chapter. I hope everyone is well. Wish me luck on getting the kiddos to bed on time.

  3. I'll be working on edits for 'Paradise' or whatever the heck it's going to be called.

  4. I'm out for a late dinner. I'll hopefully be back for at least the chat.

  5. Hey, I'm here. I'll be working on revising a chapter or two of Keep Away for the eighth or ninth time.