Hillary DePiano

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The value of creating a timeline of all your writing works in progress & their stages

The value of creating a timeline of all your writing works in progress & their stages

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Asplode, Mistress Novel, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, The Muppet Play, Wife Novel, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

I have created a very simple and very effective writing motivator. It’s a spreadsheet in which I’ve listed every one of my works in progress. This ranges from finished and published works to ideas I’ve only just started to jot down notes for. I’ve given myself space to input the date when each project transitioned to a new stage (ie...

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In which Script Frenzy 2012 comes to a close…

In which Script Frenzy 2012 comes to a close…

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in My Writing, The Muppet Play, TheLibrary, Weak Days | 1 comment

One of the strangest things about these month long writing challenges like NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy is how, at the end of the month, you find yourself simultaneously completely sick of it and keen to get your normal life back and a little sad to see it go. There’s that feeling of relief from being finished while you still miss the frenzy of all...

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Tumblr and April and Screnzy (Oh, my!)

Tumblr and April and Screnzy (Oh, my!)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in External Stimuli, My Writing, Personally..., The Muppet Play | 0 comments

So, my failing health aside, you wonder, how are things? I haven’t written a personal post in a while because, frankly, I’ve been mostly miserable and who wants to hear me whine? Nobody. But you know I’m sick so there’s no point on dwelling on that. What else is going on, you wonder? I’ve been on Tumblr for a while but...

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I am apparently incapable of writing a play for adults that doesn’t contain a scene in a subway

I am apparently incapable of writing a play for adults that doesn’t contain a scene in a subway

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Daddy Issues, The Muppet Play, TheLibrary, Works in Progress | 0 comments

Over the summer, I took a playwriting class. One week, for our assignment, I handed in a scene from The Muppet Play which happens to take place in a subway car. The instructor praised this scene as being an unusual setting, one you didn’t often see in plays, which made me insanely self-conscious. Not because I can’t take praise but instead...

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My 2012 Pledge: To write 500,000 words this year (Again.)

My 2012 Pledge: To write 500,000 words this year (Again.)

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Asplode, Mistress Novel, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, The Muppet Play, TheLibrary, Wife Novel | 0 comments

Last year, I took an in depth look into my writing habits (see Looking back on past writing goals and tweaking them for the future) and, without repeating myself, I think my tweaks were good. I passed 400,000 words for the year late on 12/30 which was later than I’d hoped to but still pretty good. Though I struggled to meet it this year, I’m...

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