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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Sep 15, 2013

Week of Sunday, September 15th, 2013

I wrote about the tree a bit on my blog, you can read it over there. Today I spent way too much time researching the history of my house. But I found out some stuff. The first owners, JB Sutherland and his wife, Myra Lee, were members of the historical society, there is a picture of her there taken by the Lee brothers. The house was designed by William M. Kenyon, a "notable" Minneapolis architect. Eventually I found it listed on a spread sheet made by researcher Anders Christensen, turns out he collects info on builder Theron Potter Healy. Once I got started I couldn't stop. I would have been better served writing and reading - I really have so much I "should" get done. But it was fun!

This week, Monday with Dianne and Thursday with Th-Th, right?