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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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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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How I Wrote The Green Bird (full length stage play adaptation & one act version)

How I Wrote The Green Bird (full length stage play adaptation & one act version)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Playwriting, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

Novelists have been doing this sort of post for a while, an all-in-one debrief on exactly how they wrote one of their books day by day (here’s one example and another but there are many out there), but it hasn’t caught on yet in the playwriting community. It’s a shame because writers are strangely secretive about their process when...

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Tips for performing a fantasy play and making magic & special effects on a school budget

Tips for performing a fantasy play and making magic & special effects on a school budget

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Evergreen, Me, but Elsewhere, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

I did a guest post for the Playscripts blog on Friday called Frugal Fantasy: Making Magic on a Less Than Fantastical Budget filled with tips for making magical effects happen on the stage even if you’re working on a school or community theatre budget. It’s filled with examples from both The Love of Three Oranges and The Green Bird so head on...

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The Love of Three Oranges 2 aka The Green Bird: Carlo Gozzi’s sequel

The Love of Three Oranges 2 aka The Green Bird: Carlo Gozzi’s sequel

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Evergreen, The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

“I see your adaptation of The Green Bird and that’s all well and good but I thought you were going to write a sequel to The Love of Three Oranges?” -People keep asking me, to my great confusion as The Green Bird IS a sequel to The Love of Three Oranges. I feel like we’ve covered this. But I’m still getting confused emails so I...

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The Fourth Orange status report

The Fourth Orange status report

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

I feel like I’m writing way too many blog posts lately the gist of which is, “I’m an idiot and totally screwed up.” We need to talk about the Tale of Tales project nicknamed 4th Orange. I’ve talked about it in very general terms but I haven’t really come out and explain exactly what it is and I think it’s time to...

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