Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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Finding beta readers & getting reader feedback on your stage play script with #TAPT & #POFF

Finding beta readers & getting reader feedback on your stage play script with #TAPT & #POFF

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Playwriting | 0 comments

You’ve written a play and you’d really like another set of eyes on it to make sure it’s working as intended. But while beta readers for fiction works, such as novels and short stories, are fairly easy to come by, most writing forums and critique sites aren’t geared towards playwrights. And if you’ve ever tried to get feedback...

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Expectations vs Reality when it comes to writing, publishing and beyond

Expectations vs Reality when it comes to writing, publishing and beyond

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration | 0 comments

One of the first days after my husband’s parental leave ended, my parents offered to come over my house in the morning and watch both kids for me for a couple of hours so that I could have some time to myself. I was very excited. Sure, I’d have to still nurse the baby but I’d at least get some time to do whatever I wanted. I dreamed of...

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March 2017: Marching forward bit by bit

March 2017: Marching forward bit by bit

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Here’s what March 2017 looked like in writing… Total Words Written This Month 50,869 words Average Words Per Day 1,641 words Monthly Goal I didn’t set a goal since this was my first full month with the new baby and setting a goal seemed idiotic. Yearly Goal 183,609/200,000 words (92%) Things completed: Nothing. Nada. Zip. And I’m fine with...

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New customizations make Camp NaNoWriMo the most flexible month long writing challenge ever!

New customizations make Camp NaNoWriMo the most flexible month long writing challenge ever!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Evergreen, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) | 0 comments

Maybe you’ve heard of Camp NaNoWriMo (the smaller, spunky sister event to the big November writing extravaganza) and were underwhelmed by the idea. Or maybe you’ve been meaning to try it out for years but something always seems to come up. Either way, with a host of really cool new features letting you customize your Camp NaNoWriMo experience...

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Writing by hand the new fashioned way: stylus, touchscreen, and thou

Writing by hand the new fashioned way: stylus, touchscreen, and thou

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration | 0 comments

Because of the newborn baby in my life, I’ve been looking for unconventional ways to get work done when I’m one-handed because I’m nursing, holding the baby or whatever. One of these experiments is the return of voice-to-text dictation which long time readers will remember as the way I got through all the horrible joint problems of a few...

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