Hillary DePiano

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My Writing Resolutions for 2018 (aka new year, new approach to my writing life)

My Writing Resolutions for 2018 (aka new year, new approach to my writing life)

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

It is time, yet again, to set up some goals for the year ahead and I am posting them on my blog as usual to make it real and help make me feel accountable. So let’s just dive into what I’m striving for this year and why.  Word Count Goal: 350,000 Regular readers right now are looking at that goal and being like… …because 350,000...

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Project Status Report

Project Status Report

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in My Writing, Works in Progress | 0 comments

As part of a larger effort to organize my life and make better use of what little writing time I have these days, I decided to do up a massive Project Status Report of everything I’m working on and where it is now. Couple of things before we start this. I have WAY too many works in progress and unfinished projects. I am well aware of this and trying to...

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Hillary Writes All the Things 2017: my writing year debriefed

Hillary Writes All the Things 2017: my writing year debriefed

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Goosed, Mummy Witch House, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, The Fourth Orange, The King Stag, The Myrtle, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

As 2017 draws to a close, let’s take a look at how my year in writing went. I’m going to try to keep this short. I’ll fail, mind you, but that effort surely counts for something, no? For more details on any of this, you can see my whole writing year month by month here. (Keep in mind that my Writing Year starts in December, ends in...

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November 2017: I’ve got 99 problems and NaNoWriMo is definitely one…

November 2017: I’ve got 99 problems and NaNoWriMo is definitely one…

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The King Stag, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 2 comments

What’s ironic about the fact that this is the latest I’ve ever posted a monthly recap is that I actually wrote most of this post in mid-November and I’m just having such a busy December that I’m only just now having the chance to post it. (Christmas + my kid’s birthday + baby + husband working a whole lot has made for a super...

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The fantastic premiere production of The Tale of Tales at Rutgers Prep

The fantastic premiere production of The Tale of Tales at Rutgers Prep

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Goosed, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Love of Three Oranges, The Myrtle | 0 comments

Since early 2003, you’ve been hearing me talk about my project adapting the Italian fairy tale collection, Giambattista Basile’s The Tale of Tales aka the Pentamerone, into a whole bunch of plays. There are six tales plays from this project finished so (of what I think will eventually be twelve tales total), this fall, I wrote material that...

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NaNoWriMo Advanced Word Count Calculator (charts, percentages, stats and more!)

NaNoWriMo Advanced Word Count Calculator (charts, percentages, stats and more!)

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Evergreen, My Writing, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) | 11 comments

I know that some of you out there are as obsessive as me when it comes to trying to figure out how far along you are in National Novel Writing Month so I decided to share my personal calculator. It’s simple but powerful. This calculator will work in Open Office, Microsoft Excel or Google Drive, depending on what you use. But it works best in Google...

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