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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Oct 14, 2013

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

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


  1. I'm here -- and fighting exhaustion. I don't know if I'm burned out from a grueling inservice day or if I'm coming down with something. But I'm going to TRY and start revising the Central Zoo scene in TIM.

  2. Creepy Boy revision. I have a four chapter block that needs to be re-plotted. Brainstorming, etc.

  3. Just stopping in to say hi, and that I won't be coming to practice tonight. I'm not feeling very well and tired to boot from being up too late (vet emergency). In fact, I think I may go to bed now with my book. Good luck on your revisions ladies :)

  4. I'm here late. I'm researching chemical reactions and what exactly a smart fifth grader can do to test them.