Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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Win eBook copies of all my books and plays in this giveaway!

Win eBook copies of all my books and plays in this giveaway!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Daddy Issues, My Writing, New Year's Thieve, Polar Twilight, Published, Sell Their Stuff, The Author, The Love of Three Oranges, The Seller Ledger | 0 comments

I set up a mailing list a long time ago but I’ve never really pushed it here on the blog for a variety of reasons not worth going into. But exciting thing are happening at Burger King, as they say (OK, fine, no one but me says that but still) and it’s time to get real with a lot of things, building a mailing list being one of them. I would...

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Do the weird stuff! In defense of writing what you’re afraid is stupid or juvenile

Do the weird stuff! In defense of writing what you’re afraid is stupid or juvenile

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Clone Rocker, Evergreen, M5, New Year's Thieve, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Polar Twilight | 0 comments

My brain works in mysterious, often not particularly mainstream, ways. Every year, with NaNoWriMo, I sit down with the other writers and, when someone inevitably asks me what I’m writing, I get a response best described as, “Haha, very funny. What are you really writing?” Possibly this is because I’m known for cracking wise....

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December turned out to be a much better writing month than anticipated

December turned out to be a much better writing month than anticipated

Posted by on Dec 26, 2014 in Mistress Novel, New Year's Thieve, Polar Twilight, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

My plan for this month was simple. I was determined to finish the rewrite of Mistress Novel, getting all the scenes I rewrote together and figuring out what still needed to be written before I started the final polishing of this version. Simple enough, I thought, and just ambitious enough for the crazy month of December. I was making good progress the...

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Great news! Now you CAN record your production of The Love of Three Oranges or Polar Twilight!

Great news! Now you CAN record your production of The Love of Three Oranges or Polar Twilight!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Polar Twilight, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

Schools and other armature groups, I’ve got some great news for you! So many of you want to film your stage production of The Love of Three Oranges or Polar Twilight just to have an archival copy for your cast and crew. You would never do anything illegal like sell copies of it or anything, you just want the students in the production to be able to...

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Santa Claus is a Vampire and other shocking holiday truths found in Polar Twilight!

Santa Claus is a Vampire and other shocking holiday truths found in Polar Twilight!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, New Year's Thieve, Polar Twilight | 0 comments

Christmas in July… er, August! Planning your holiday show? Consider Polar Twilight, a Christmas show with a bite. #ifyouknowwhatImean Here’s the thing. Playscripts did this big Christmas in July promotional push and was tweeting links out to all their holiday plays and I thought, “Nifty! “What I nice boost for Polar Twilight.”...

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We’re 50% done with this year! How’s 2014 treating you and your writing so far?

We’re 50% done with this year! How’s 2014 treating you and your writing so far?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in External Stimuli, Mistress Novel, My Writing, New Year's Thieve, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Personally..., Polar Twilight, The Fourth Orange, The Love of Three Oranges, The Trading Assistant's Assistant | 0 comments

Tomorrow is the exact middle of the year. That just blows my mind because it does NOT feel like we are halfway through this year and also fills me with panic. There’s so much I wanted to do this year and, while I have gotten a lot done, there have been several stretches, and I’m in the midst of one right now, when I have gotten next to nothing...

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