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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Apr 14, 2013

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, April 13th

Hello! Let me know if we should schedule a writing date during the day. Or, just email to let me know what is up. Here's my update: The writing has been good, but I am scrambling to get to it between the kids stuff, teaching and my household responsibilities. I am struggling with my priorities. Are they straight? Am I prioritizing my writing enough? Despite the lack of outward reinforcements for writing, it has felt very rewarding internally lately. I have been sending out a word prompt email to my students and regardless if it has been working for them, it has been working real well for me!

Monday, April 15th
Dianne 8pm

Tuesday, April 16th

Wednesday, April 17th
TH-TH is at 1:30ish est. Email with questions. We try to unplug after but often it is too late and everyone has been overwhelmed with work and life of late.

Thursday, April 18th