Hillary DePiano

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Decade in Review or why lists are your best friend

Decade in Review or why lists are your best friend

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019 in My Writing, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Personally..., Playwriting, The Whine Seller & e-commerce, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

In a few days, we’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve 2019 which marks not just the end of the year but also the decade. Social media has been abuzz for weeks with the twin takes of “Make a list of what you accomplished in the last 10 years!” and “Listing your accomplishments is Bad, Actually, and will make you feel terrible so...

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What I’m writing for Camp NaNoWriMo’s 2018 July Session

What I’m writing for Camp NaNoWriMo’s 2018 July Session

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Personally..., The Whine Seller & e-commerce, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

You know what the problem is with becoming organized and efficient? I really miss being able to write about whatever random thing I felt like it. Sure, I wasn’t getting anything accomplished that way and I wasn’t moving towards my goals effectively in a big picture sense but, man, I felt free! If I wanted to write a random blog post about how...

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On that mysterious “NaNoWriMo book” entry you spied on my list a few weeks ago…

On that mysterious “NaNoWriMo book” entry you spied on my list a few weeks ago…

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, eBay Marketing Makeover, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) | 0 comments

While I never officially announced anything, some of you glimpsed the phrase “NaNoWriMo book” on my project list in this picture and I wanted to explain what that was about.  I’ve written a ludicrous amount of content about NaNoWriMo over the years. Lots of pep talks, lots of explanatory articles about the event itself, lots of tips on...

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Here’s how to get 50-100% off my books & plays (including the pre-order of The Green Bird)

Here’s how to get 50-100% off my books & plays (including the pre-order of The Green Bird)

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Daddy Issues, eBay Marketing Makeover, New Year's Thieve, Sell Their Stuff, The Author, The Green Bird | 0 comments

Who doesn’t like free books? There’s a 50-100% discount on a bunch of my books and plays going on as part of Smashwords’ big sale and I realized I never publicized it over here. The sale only runs until the end of July so get over there now and take advantage before time runs out! Promo codes and exactly what’s for sale are...

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State of the Writer: Mid year progress report

State of the Writer: Mid year progress report

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in eBay Marketing Makeover, My Writing, The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 1 comment

We’re right at the mid-point of 2015 so now seems like as good a time as any for a big State of the Writer post. The halfway point of the year always sneaks up on me. I truly can’t believe that it’s already July! I’m going to bold what each paragraph is about so that skimmers can easily find just the updates they care about.  This...

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News and Updates: Two new plays, a new e-commerce book & more

News and Updates: Two new plays, a new e-commerce book & more

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, eBay Marketing Makeover, Three Padded Walls, Weak Days | 0 comments

Isn’t it weird how much writing itself can get in the way of a career as a writer? I missed two weeks of blogging in there without even realizing it just because there was so much going on. Here’s a quick recap of some of the biggest things that happened so far this month… I have a brand new play, Three Padded Walls, a drama I originally...

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