Hillary DePiano

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The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of

The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen, Goosed, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, The Myrtle, The She Bear, Vardiello | 0 comments

Here’s something exciting: The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of is finally ready to share with the world! This play has been 6 years in the making* and is without a doubt the most complicated thing I have ever attempted to write** but, dang, it was worth it. How I love this weird and wild little piece of theatre!...

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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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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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How I Wrote The Green Bird (full length stage play adaptation & one act version)

How I Wrote The Green Bird (full length stage play adaptation & one act version)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Playwriting, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

Novelists have been doing this sort of post for a while, an all-in-one debrief on exactly how they wrote one of their books day by day (here’s one example and another but there are many out there), but it hasn’t caught on yet in the playwriting community. It’s a shame because writers are strangely secretive about their process when...

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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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