Hillary DePiano

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September: rocking the boat

September: rocking the boat

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), Personally..., The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Here’s what September 2017 looked like in writing… Total Words Written This Month 31,753 words Average Words Per Day 1,058 words Monthly Goal didn’t set one Yearly Goal 477,587 / 500,000 (96%) Things completed: did an abridged version of Pintosmalto aka Arm Candy for a school doing it in competition an abridged version of The Complete Novels of Jane...

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Hillary Writes All the Things 2016: my year in writing debriefed

Hillary Writes All the Things 2016: my year in writing debriefed

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Masks, NaNo What Now?, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, The She Bear, Three Padded Walls, Vardiello, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

2016 was a crap sandwich for just about everyone and I’m no exception. It was a crazy stressful year full of unexpected changes and pressures and so much of the future is still uncertain. But while 2016 felt like a big fat fail as I was living it, it actually turned out to be a pretty darn good year for writing, oddly enough. Let’s take a...

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NaNoWriMo & November 2016: This month, you guys. This freaking month.

NaNoWriMo & November 2016: This month, you guys. This freaking month.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Personally..., The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved | 0 comments

Here’s what November 2016 looked like in writing… Yearly Goal 765,239/600,000 words (128%) <- we’ll discuss this at length in a future post Monthly Goal My original goal was to pass last year’s count of 117,716 but then I was like, haha, are you DAFT, woman? and just aimed for survival instead. Total Words Written 102,579 words Average Words...

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6 Jane Austen novels. 9 genres. 1 epic new comedy.

6 Jane Austen novels. 9 genres. 1 epic new comedy.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved | 0 comments

What happens when you take Jane Austen’s six classic novels and mix them up with nine of the most popular genres of today? With anywhere from two to a dozen or more actors running around wildly playing all the parts? And then do the whole mess in less time than it takes to ask a gecco for an insurance quote? If you’re dying to find out,...

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Save big on my plays with holiday discounts from Playscripts and YouthPLAYS

Save big on my plays with holiday discounts from Playscripts and YouthPLAYS

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Masks, Polar Twilight, The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, Three Padded Walls | 0 comments

If you’ve been waiting for the chance, to buy All The Plays by Hillary DePiano, now’s your chance! Both YouthPLAYS and Playscripts, who between them have 9 of my plays available, are running holiday sales but you gotta be quick to take advantage because both expire very soon! YouthPLAYS Until midnight on November 30th, 2016, you can take...

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July 2016: Leveling up!

July 2016: Leveling up!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Masks, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

I normally jump right into the numbers but this is an unusual month and, as such, requires a special introduction. (I really want to use a GIF of Rod Serling from the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride intro here because it would be perfect but I can’t find one.) But July 2016 was special to me in a big way and I want to explain exactly why.  I know...

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