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 10, 2014

Post 1: Unplug in 30

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


  1. I'm here! Working on my stand-alone horror Ghost Mom outline which I plan on writing for NaNo this year. Super excited to have TPR back!

  2. YAYYYY, Amy!! Sounds rad, and so great to see you!!

    I'm doing some NaNo brainstorming, too, only my idea is a mess so far. I need to do some Chasing Rainbows words, but.... not sure I feel like it right now as I'm gearing up for intense edits on CTG again.

  3. Hey!! Here! My wifi was acting up for a moment and I was nervous. Yay! I am not quite sure what I will work on. I'm going to sit down to it and see what moves me.