Hillary DePiano

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Writer, let go of your Dumbo feather

Posted on Nov 10 by

For years, I thought I could only write if I had the perfect circumstances. My favorite mood-setting music, my special writing spot in an inspirational setting and at least three...


Read to be a better writer

Posted on Nov 9 by

Stephen King once said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” To be a writer, you need to...


Should you write what you know?

Posted on Nov 8 by

Write what you know? It’s hard to think of a writing cliche more prevalent than, “Write what you know!” The problem is that it’s not well understood and...


Why is my writing so bad?

Posted on Nov 7 by

I have talked to so many would-be writers whose writing dreams stalled before they had begun and all for the same reason: when they started writing, what they wrote was so bad...


Writer jealousy and book deal envy

Posted on Nov 6 by

Comparisons and competition Back in school, what were you told every time you took a test? Eyes on your own paper! And yet, as we test the waters of our writing life, we...

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