Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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The Fourth Orange Virtual Talkback

The Fourth Orange Virtual Talkback

Posted by on Apr 10, 2020 in Evergreen, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

It’s a good Friday! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!) Why? Because The Fourth Orange (one act edition) is officially available in paperback and eBook today just about everywhere books are sold. It’s a funny family friendly one act fairy tale with majority female roles and a large ensemble cast so you can get absolutely everyone involved....

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Virtual Scripts, Live Streaming and other Distance Theatre options

Virtual Scripts, Live Streaming and other Distance Theatre options

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Published | 0 comments

So with the theatre industry largely imploding and productions being canceled right and left. It’s incredibly disappointing for all performers and everyone else who works behind the scenes to get a show up. My heart breaks for everyone who was so excited to put on a show and now can’t. As a playwright, I’m just sitting here watching...

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On Writing & COVID (& Camp NaNoWriMo)

On Writing & COVID (& Camp NaNoWriMo)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

About a week ago, you couldn’t go online without someone reminding you that Shakespeare wrote King Lear during quarantine so you have no excuse not to write that novel now! And then somehow we’ve gone full circle from that to people saying that if you ARE being productive and writing right now, you’re a soulless ghoul without empathy for...

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Status update (and a Kindle Countdown deal)

Status update (and a Kindle Countdown deal)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), Personally... | 0 comments

So, um, how’s everyone holding up out there? Very… interesting times we’re living in, no? Anyone else just, like, completely cracked out on fear and uncertainty right now? My oldest is still in school but they switch to “online learning” (and who the heck knows how THAT’s going to work but it sounds a lot like I just...

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Should you write by hand? Handwriting pros and cons

Should you write by hand? Handwriting pros and cons

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration | 0 comments

Writing by hand There’s something about taking a favorite pen and a pretty notebook and just letting the words pour out. It’s an almost magical process where ideas can flow directly through your hand through the satisfying physical sensation of ink on paper. Or so I’ve been told since my joints are so bad I can’t handwrite for more...

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