Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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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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The Love of Three Oranges changes lives (ok, fine, maybe just one life)

The Love of Three Oranges changes lives (ok, fine, maybe just one life)

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Playwriting, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

Did you see this awesome profile of J’Kalein Madison, a young actor making a splash in the local theatre scene in Waterloo, Iowa? What’s particularly cool is that Madison is a graduate of Waterloo West High School and had this to say about his theatre experience there: Madison originally planned to study law. That changed in his junior year when he...

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Q4 Autumn 2018: NaNoWriMo Takeover!

Q4 Autumn 2018: NaNoWriMo Takeover!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Personally..., Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

This might be the latest in the month I’ve ever gotten one of these updates out but December was a wild month so let’s get right down to it… September 2018 Total Words Written This Month 41,248 New Words Only23,165 Overall After massive writing months in July and August, September was relatively smaller, in part because we went away for a...

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NaNoWriMo Advanced Word Count Calculator (charts, percentages, stats and more!)

NaNoWriMo Advanced Word Count Calculator (charts, percentages, stats and more!)

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018 in Evergreen, My Writing, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) | 11 comments

I know that some of you out there are as obsessive as me when it comes to trying to figure out how far along you are in National Novel Writing Month so I decided to share my personal calculator. It’s simple but powerful. This calculator will work in Open Office, Microsoft Excel or Google Drive, depending on what you use. But it works best in Google...

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Turning what I wanted to write into what I needed to write

Turning what I wanted to write into what I needed to write

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

The 2016 election threw us all for a loop that we’re still dealing with. Shortly after the election, I saw a tweet to the effect that you’ll probably be able to tell exactly where writers were in their manuscripts when the election happened and I thought this was interesting because this absolutely happened to me during the writing of The...

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