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2 Essential Fiction Writing Tips for Great Story Beginnings

You’re writing fiction. You know that if your readers don’t read past the first couple of pages, they won’t buy your story. They certainly won’t join …

Word Psychology: The Science Behind Compelling Copy

<b>“Choose your words wisely!”</b>Have you ever been told that?I have.I was agitated over an “unjust” reprimand given me by a teacher. My face was red, my …

Writing Process: How to screw it up

<b>1. Talk about it too much without typing. Lose energy that could go on the page. Talking is so much easier than typing. In fact, maybe you should be</b> …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

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Someone

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p>Enon<p>By Paul Harding<p>238 …

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Casserole Recipes: Easy One-Dish Dinners You Can Make Any Night Of The Week

<i>By Lynn Andriani</i><p>We're mad for anything that you can bake in one dish, so we found 20 casseroles recipes for every taste.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Casseroles For Every Taste<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter.</i>

Martha Stewart's Chicken and Kale Casserole Recipe

Baked pasta dishes should be hearty, but sometimes they turn out heavy, too—and those two things don't necessarily need to go hand in hand. Sure, it's easy enough to load up a baking dish with pasta and cheese and meat and whatever else, but this recipe from Martha Stewart is a little more …

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Squash Casserole from 'Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking'

As <b>Nathalie Dupree</b> explains in her and <b>Cynthia Graubart</b>'s new cookbook, <i>Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking</i>, squash casserole is an enduring favorite at Southern potlucks. I know that I ate plenty of the stuff growing up, but it was mostly because the flavor of the squash was covered up by ungodly …

6 chicken casseroles your family will love

No matter the season, your family will crave these rich, satisfying chicken casseroles all year.<p>Casserole chicken pot pie casserole<p>Two classic …

Zucchini Pastitsio (Mediterranean Baked Beef and Pasta Casserole) Recipe

<b>Note</b>: The casserole may be assembled and refrigerated one day in advance. Just remove it from the oven a half-hour before you plan to bake it, and allow an additional 5 to 10 minutes of time in the oven.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Zucchini Pastitsio (Mediterranean Baked Beef and Pasta …

Easy dinner recipes: Gratins, casseroles and puddings for fall

With the official start of fall, now's the perfect time to start breaking out those rustic one-dish dinner recipes. Gratins, casseroles and puddings are dishes made for this weather, and while the food itself is substantial and hearty, the recipes don't have to take forever. Nosh on these …

Crunchy Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

<b>Read more: Comfort Me With: Crunchy Cauliflower Casserole</b><p>Ingredients1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets3 tablespoons unsalted butter1 medium shallot, diced (about 1/4 cup)3 tablespoons flour1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground cumin2 1/4 …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Top 20 U.S. Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>Too many hotels to choose from? Andrew Harper rounds up the best luxury, small hotels in America.<p>09.09.13 5:00 PM ET

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.<p>09.08.13 4:45 AM ET

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Wimbledon<p>What Will Poulter, Henrik Lundqvis and more are wearing to the best-dressed tennis tournament on Earth.<p>13 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Editors' …

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The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Writers and Their Libraries: What Books Did David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, and Evelyn Waugh Own? (PHOTOS)

Shelf Life<p>The Harry Ransom Center shares some of the titles in the libraries of David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, Nancy Cunard, and other writers. …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

8 Servings<p>Removing all but a strip of the eggplant’s skin lets the flesh meld with the sauce without falling apart—that's the secret of this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil, …

Lorne Michaels on The 1970s and The Birth of Saturday Night Live

The 70s began for me in 1975—on April 1, 1975, to be exact. That was the day I signed on to move to New York and begin work on a new late-night comedy/variety series for NBC. And it was going to be live. As it turns out, April Fools’ Day is the right day to start work on something like that.<p>The …

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

Fall Fun<p>The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 …

32 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmer's markets, and football.<p>There are also tons of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival.<p>Autumn officially starts this Sunday on the 22nd, so get ready for the new season …

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …