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!

Nov 4, 2013

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

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


  1. I'm here -- and working on a guest post for Project Middle Grade Mayhem.
    Since the post is on planning the third book in a series ... I'm kind of doing that, too.

  2. I'm here too! I finished my third novel just in time (my goal was Halloween and I made it!) and I'm now "cleaning up" the ms by removing all the highlighted notes to myself I included in the rough. At least that's the plan.

  3. I'll be working on part three of The Unsolved Case of Kassandra Dyer, trying to tie it all back together and add in the new stuff. I might even outline a little...!

  4. NaNoWriMo, need to get in my words for the day!

  5. Reading something for Dianne. Contemplating Tracy Tam 2, fairy wars and such.