Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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Special pre-order price for Building a Writing Life

Special pre-order price for Building a Writing Life

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration | 0 comments

Hey! Guess what? I have a new book coming out this October! It’s called Building a Writing Life, after the talk I’ve been doing for the last few years, and it’s all about getting started as a writer and building up a writing habit. It’s the first book in my How to Start Writing Series for Writing Beginners and I know you’re...

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Catching up! New book, new plays, new tricks!

Catching up! New book, new plays, new tricks!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Personally... | 0 comments

I did drop off the face of the earth for a bit there, didn’t I? In the past, I would write, edit and format my blog posts all in a single evening. Because I rarely have a chunk of time long enough to do that anymore, I thought I’d break it up this year. Write, edit, and format separately. That way I could, in theory, break each post up and work...

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Brave the Page Review: NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program Writing Guide

Brave the Page Review: NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program Writing Guide

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

There’s a new NaNoWriMo guide coming out on August 27th specifically geared towards young writers. It’s called Brave the Page by Rebecca Stern and National Novel Writing Month Executive Director Grant Faulkner and I was lucky enough to score an advanced copy. Regular readers know that I am a great lover of National Novel Writing Month aka...

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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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