Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of

The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen, Goosed, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, The Myrtle, The She Bear, Vardiello | 0 comments

Here’s something exciting: The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of is finally ready to share with the world! This play has been 6 years in the making* and is without a doubt the most complicated thing I have ever attempted to write** but, dang, it was worth it. How I love this weird and wild little piece of theatre!...

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Daily Kanban for Writers: Managing Big Picture projects, tasks and works in progress day to day

Daily Kanban for Writers: Managing Big Picture projects, tasks and works in progress day to day

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration | 0 comments

This post is a sequel to my original post about Kanban for writers so you may want to start there. But, if not, here’s a quick recap: What is Kanban? Kanban is a project management system that started in manufacturing in which projects are visualized by easily movable cards organized by columns. The idea is to limit the number of projects in progress...

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Review: Can 4TheWords, the fantasy game for writers, be used for editing and other off-site writing?

Review: Can 4TheWords, the fantasy game for writers, be used for editing and other off-site writing?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Evergreen, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), On Writing: Craft and Commiseration | 0 comments

4TheWords review in a hurry: While sometimes buggy (as you’d expect from a work in progress), it’s well worth the occasional quirk for this fun and addictive game that motivates you to write more exactly as advertised! And while the site isn’t specifically built for editing or off-site writing, there’s a couple of easy ways to make...

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Transforming princess to orange dress for The Love of Three Oranges

Transforming princess to orange dress for The Love of Three Oranges

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019 in Evergreen, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

You want to see something really cool? Jada of creamcheese.cosplay is making some absolutely amazing costumes for The Love of Three Oranges and documenting the whole process over on Instagram (a platform I am on but barely know how to use if you want to follow me and my hopelessness). You can head on over and see everything in progress but I especially...

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I’m now officially available for speaking engagements and writing workshops

I’m now officially available for speaking engagements and writing workshops

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways | 0 comments

Photo courtesy of The Nutley Public Library For a long time now, I’ve offered talks and workshops to schools, libraries and writing groups on a variety of topics year-round from beginners who were just getting started with writing and playwrighting to more advanced topics like networking with bookstores and author branding to rave reviews from hosts...

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