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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Aug 4, 2014

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

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


  1. I am here.
    Since my husband talked me down off the ledge this weekend, I am back to working on Braneworld -- writing things I am pretty sure that will be deleted scenes or drastically changed, but things I need to write to figure out the *real* story. This whole darn draft feels like a massive brainstorming session.

  2. Ha ha. I know how you feel. I'll be here, trying to finish up this latest revision on PAF.

  3. I had a new character appear today in GSP, so I'm trying to figure her out. Home alone, so I've been working since 7. If I need a break from Chelsea (just got named 5 minutes ago), I have a short story I whipped out last night for a thing I saw on facebook, so I might try to get it in shape for submission.