Hillary DePiano

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I’m trying to figure out what genre or category The Author belongs in. Can you help?

I’m trying to figure out what genre or category The Author belongs in. Can you help?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in The Author | 0 comments

Many years ago, a professor told me that The Author was literary fiction and I’ve stubbornly been categorizing it as that even as I’ve become increasingly unsure that’s where it belongs. What genre the novella is and what Amazon category it belongs in have been giving me trouble since I first made it available and I’m still not sure...

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Stuck in your NaNoWriMo? Behind on word count? Constructive cheating that can actually help your novel

Stuck in your NaNoWriMo? Behind on word count? Constructive cheating that can actually help your novel

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), The Author | 2 comments

There isn’t much time left in National Novel Writing Month and you’ve found yourself behind on your quest for 50,000 words. You’ve got to write a whole lot of words in a very short time. How are you going to make up the deficit especially when you feel completely stuck? There’s a lot of advice for last minute “cheats”...

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Frankensteining Frankenstein: The short story version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s Bride

Frankensteining Frankenstein: The short story version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s Bride

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Me, but Elsewhere, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Personally..., Published, The Author | 0 comments

So, here’s a little something I’ve never talked about on this blog before… Back in 2008, Hilarity Ensues, an imprint of Priced Nostalgia, put out a book called Through the Flashlight’s Beam: a collection of classic scary stories for reading aloud. This book was a collaborative effort and, though a bunch of us worked on it, none of...

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Right up my alley

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in External Stimuli, The Author | 0 comments

Sometimes I read books on recommendations from friends or bloggers whose opinions I trust. Sometimes I read things because I feel like I should be keeping up with the industry. Sometimes I read things I feel are probably “good for me” the literary equivalent of broccoli. Sometimes the book cover just looks shiny. But every now and then I have a...

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Presenting Daddy Issues: a brand new one act drama from the author of The Love of Three Oranges

Presenting Daddy Issues: a brand new one act drama from the author of The Love of Three Oranges

Posted by on Jul 4, 2011 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Daddy Issues, The Author, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

A young woman comes to terms with her relationship issues while facing the ghost of her past. So, I have some exciting news. At long last, I am pleased to announce that I have a new play coming out. Well, technically, it’s already out in eBook but the acting edition will be appearing at some point in the undetermined future. (I’ll post as soon...

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Help me raise money for the Earthquake in Japan by bidding on books and banner ads to benefit the Red Cross

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, The Author, The Love of Three Oranges, The She-Ra Collector's Inventory | 0 comments

I wanted to do something to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and, after I made a donation on my own, I thought it might be nice to see if I could raise a bit more with your help. So I’ve donated some stuff and created three different eBay Giving Works listings with 100% of the final price going to the Red Cross so they can...

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