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Hillary Writes All the Things 2016: my year in writing debriefed

Hillary Writes All the Things 2016: my year in writing debriefed

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Masks, NaNo What Now?, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, The She Bear, Three Padded Walls, Vardiello, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

2016 was a crap sandwich for just about everyone and I’m no exception. It was a crazy stressful year full of unexpected changes and pressures and so much of the future is still uncertain. But while 2016 felt like a big fat fail as I was living it, it actually turned out to be a pretty darn good year for writing, oddly enough. Let’s take a...

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Save big on my plays with holiday discounts from Playscripts and YouthPLAYS

Save big on my plays with holiday discounts from Playscripts and YouthPLAYS

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Masks, Polar Twilight, The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, Three Padded Walls | 0 comments

If you’ve been waiting for the chance, to buy All The Plays by Hillary DePiano, now’s your chance! Both YouthPLAYS and Playscripts, who between them have 9 of my plays available, are running holiday sales but you gotta be quick to take advantage because both expire very soon! YouthPLAYS Until midnight on November 30th, 2016, you can take...

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Masks now available for standalone licensing and purchase

Masks now available for standalone licensing and purchase

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Masks | 0 comments

Exactly a month ago, I told you about my new short drama, Masks, which is part of the new anthology Bullying, INK. from YouthPlays. While you can purchase the play or license it as part of that collection, for the first time, it’s now available as a standalone play here. It’s available in eBook and printed acting editions here, with special...

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August 2016: failing at taking breaks & other established character flaws

August 2016: failing at taking breaks & other established character flaws

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Masks, My Writing, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Green Bird, WoC | 0 comments

I think this might be the first time I’ve written my writing recap after the month has already ended.  Here’s what August 2016 looked like in writing… Yearly Goal 556,549/600,000 words (93%) Monthly Goal My goal was to take August off. This meant, I could write if I felt like it but didn’t have to. Total Words Written 47,400 words I know, so...

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Find Masks in Bullying, Ink. a brand new anthology from YouthPLAYS

Find Masks in Bullying, Ink. a brand new anthology from YouthPLAYS

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Masks | 0 comments

My new short play, Masks, deals with bullying and I’m pleased to announce that it’s been included in the brand new anthology on that topic from YouthPLAYS called… (Not an official logo or image in any way, just something I threw together in five seconds for this blog post.) This collection features 14 short plays on bullying that can be...

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July 2016: Leveling up!

July 2016: Leveling up!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Masks, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

I normally jump right into the numbers but this is an unusual month and, as such, requires a special introduction. (I really want to use a GIF of Rod Serling from the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride intro here because it would be perfect but I can’t find one.) But July 2016 was special to me in a big way and I want to explain exactly why.  I know...

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