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 24, 2014

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

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

I have to pick up my daughter from play rehearsal at approximately 9pm (give or take a little, according to the whims of the dictator -- I mean, uh, the director). Krystalyn will lead the chat if I'm not here at 9:00!


  1. I'm here. For now. But totally on call for whenever Daughter #1 wants to be picked up.
    I've got notes from another beta reader here, and I'm tweaking Draft 4.

  2. I'm here. I have Tracy edits to finish.

  3. Here, going to try to knock out some rough draft chapters of GSP for critique group. (okay probably only one chapter).

  4. I'm here ( sorry I'm late) working on my Hell scene.