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!

Oct 27, 2013

Week of October 27th

This week for Th-Th, Maria submits. She says she will have it in by tomorrow pm at mid-night. I admire her strict deadlining.

Diane and crew tomorrow night.

Please email if you have questions about any of the above.

Brainpickings has a great 7 year birthday post with the 7 most important things Maria Popova learned. I think the list is brilliant, especially after my musings during my sleepless night last night. I may post about it over on my blog blog. :) But I haven't got there yet so who's to know. Practice-wise my goal is to do my best to be willing to change my mind and willing to do the work of changing other peoples minds - through fiction and otherwise.

xo Thanks for being here.

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