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Hillary DePiano
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writer of fiction & non-fiction, e-commerce blogger known as The Whine Seller
writer of fiction & non-fiction, e-commerce blogger known as The Whine Seller

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Pleased to announce that my play, The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Now New and Improved! is part of this brand new Lit on Fire anthology from YouthPLAYS! It's a super flexible collection of comic parodies of all those books they made you read in high school and I know you're going to dig it!

Remember all those annoying books they made you read in high school? Well, they’re getting the roast they deserve in this new collection from YouthPLAYS called Lit on Fire! Full of funny shorts for classrooms, competitions and forensics, the plays can…
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My brilliant plan for getting more work done this year was to just not sleep ever and it turns out my body was not super into that plan

When I was a sophomore in high school, I was in a production of Cinderella (as Cinderella, naturally) and it was the first time I was really starting to feel the struggle of balancing everything I want to do between extracurriculars and theatre and social…
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This is a really good idea. It's going to make someone a lot of money. But that someone isn't me because I just don't have the time to devote to it right now.

I’m selling a business idea. Literally, it’s up for auction on eBay right now here and goes to the highest bidder in a week. The domain alone has been appraised for between $650-$800 dollars but the auction sits at .99 with no reserve so it can be yours…
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I am a sucker for a good infographic and this one is a fun little journey through the history of our old pal, #eBay

I will always hold a place in my heart for good old eBay mostly because of how I have watched it grow and change over the 21 years on the platform (my goodness, has it really been that long??? but I started in March of 1997 so basic math says it’s so!)…
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I made this cheesy poster to hang over my desk because I am the biggest dork but also I need to change how I work / write because I'll have less writing time than ever this year. I explain in this blog post.

It is time, yet again, to set up some goals for the year ahead and I am posting them on my blog as usual to make it real and help make me feel accountable. So let’s just dive into what I’m striving for this year and why. 
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This is a super long breakdown of every fiction writing project on my radar for the next few years

As part of a larger effort to organize my life and make better use of what little writing time I have these days, I decided to do up a massive Project Status Report of everything I’m working on and where it is now. Couple of things before we start this. I…
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Want to know how my year in writing went? Here's my big yearly debrief. TL; DR version: Not my best year but also not my worst which is great, all things considered!

As 2017 draws to a close, let’s take a look at how my year in writing went. I’m going to try to keep this short. I’ll fail, mind you, but that effort surely counts for something, no? For more details on any of this, you can see my whole writing year month…
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I need to rethink how I do NaNoWriMo because the whole being an ML thing is messing up my writing life big time

What’s ironic about the fact that this is the latest I’ve ever posted a monthly recap is that I actually wrote most of this post in mid-November and I’m just having such a busy December that I’m only just now having the chance to post it. (Christmas + my…
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For online sellers, this is our Waterloo. #SaveNetNeutrality #NetNeutrality Get on the phone. Call the FCC. Call your representatives in congress.

When the FCC first announced that they were thinking of doing away with Net Neutrality, I outlined a week of posts on the subject for you because this is a BIG FAT HAIRY DEAL for us online sellers. Net Neutrality is essential for us to run our businesses…
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I just turned this tweet into a whole blog post because I have no shame https://twitter.com/HillaryDePiano/status/936782784663773185

There are so many people on my social feeds right now talking about how much they miss writing now that NaNoWriMo is over and I know this is crazy but hear me out… what if you just kept writing? Like, what if you didn’t stop just because we flipped the…
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