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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Mar 4, 2013

Post 3:Reconvention!

We had lots of participants tonight. KB and Marcy and Maria and Dianne are working on revisions. Mary and Jenn are working on new drafts.


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!

Schedule for the Week of Sunday March 3rd

So things for me around here have been so quiet. Dianne's Monday night unplugs are going strong. She regularly has new people, and often has a full gang. Also our little critique group called Th-Th is going strong, meeting regularly and cranking out the revisions and new words. But my unplugs have fallen on lean times. Lean as far as frequency and lean as far as attendance. So this is yet another week that I am not scheduling any. I am getting over an illness and I like to be able to keep my time fluid. Let me know if you have thoughts and suggestions for all this. Anyone out there listening, I would love your help. This place was created to help me and to help you, what would be of service in your writing, practicing life?

Here's the schedule:

Monday, March 4th
Dianne 8 pm est 

Tuesday, March 5th

Wednesday, March 6th
TH-TH on Wednesdays now. 1:30EST or so (getting used to my new cleaning schedule). I will see if there is time for an unplug after and declare.

Thursday, March 7th