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

Don't forget to sign the guestbook at the bottom of the page!

The Link Page

These were posted by practice roomers during our chats - find the most recent first..

July 20th, Lady Gaga cover links: Maria Aragon doing Born This Way and cello cover of Bad Romance

June 27th: LaWanica's blog: The Wide Eyed, Legless
June 14, 2011: Alexithymic quiz

March 16- Kim Harrison on B&N forums
February 14th - from Krystey. The Plot Daisy 1, The Plot Daisy 2
February 9th, 2011: Tiger critting.
February 8th, 2011: 45 Master Characters, The Anatomy of Story, Writing for Emotional Impact.
January 26th: From Krystey (of course!) CRICKET's submissions guidelines
January 14th: Amy's Badges for TPR
January 7th: Amy's KINDLE skins.
January 3rd, 2011: From Krystey - mistakes writers make when querying
December 17th, 2010: Both from Krystey. 1)Worldbuilding;  2)the journal is on hiatus - whoops I lost the link!
December 16th, 2010: Bad Beginnings in paranormal romance from Krystey
December 10th, 2010: Open Anthology Submissions (for twisted fairy tales) via Krystey