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7 Home Decor Looks Inspired by Great Novels

Dering Hall | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

Ranging from the serenity of The Secret Garden to the modernity of Fahrenheit 451, here are seven looks that top designers created fusing famous books as inspiration or the La Cienega Design Quarter's annual Legends Event.

What's New with Novels?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 06.27.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

From its start in the early 18th century, the novel as a genre has always resisted easy definition. Samuel Johnson, literary critic and author of the first comprehensive English dictionary, defined the novel in 1755 as "a small tale, generally of love."

Plugged in and Feeling the Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Mark Rubinstein

Imagine wearing a vest-like device while reading a book, so that when you come upon a scene brimming with heart-racing tension, the vest emits vibrations to increase your heart rate.

La Belle Dame Claudia Strasser

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Yvonna Russell

Once upon a time Claudia Strasser's interior design empire began with her romantic New York East Village shop, The Paris Apartment, filled with vinta...

The Gender Question

Harrison Demchick | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Harrison Demchick

Sometimes, authors become so focused on the idea of being convincing writing a character of the opposite gender, or a different race, or different cultural background, that they neglect to write a convincing character.

The Bad Guys

Derek Sherman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Derek Sherman

I don't mean to blow the ending of your book or movie for you, but it's very possible that the villain is a drug company. In today's entertainment, they are the bad guys.

Norman Mailer and the Death of the American Novel

Dan Agin | Posted 01.20.2014 | Books
Dan Agin

The death of the American novel has usually been attributed to some malaise in the culture, the continuing ignorance of the masses, the apathy of a money-oriented society, and so on. But that may be off the mark.

J.D. Salinger, America's Most Famous Recluse, Is Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Paul Alexander

Cinematically engrossing and emotionally gripping, Salinger paints a complete portrait of the man and the artist.

Divergent: The Rising Craze in Dystopian Fiction

Uloop | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Uloop

So the question becomes this: Will Divergent be the next Hunger Games or will it be the next Beautiful Creatures? Will it feed the flame of YA films or cause it to fizzle out?

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

Can Writing A Novel Kill You?

David Biddle | Posted 10.07.2013 | Books
David Biddle

I nearly died just after writing the first draft of my second novel. The story is unnerving, possibly amoral, anarchic, and, certainly, nihilistic as hell -- but it still tries to say life is a magnificent and magical journey.

The Writing Life: What's the Process?

Deborah Doucette | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
Deborah Doucette

My novel, Bad Girls, just launched -- hooray and hallelujah! -- which, among other things, prompted lots of questions from family, friends and co-work...

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Founder Chris Baty on Writing, Writers, Doing & Dreaming

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We watched as he built this strange, beautiful community of lunatics and dreamers who, every November, write a 50,000 word book in 30 days. NaNoWriMo, as it's called, now has hundreds of thousands of participants all over the world, writing writing writing.

Oleander Girl: Coming of Age

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.18.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Oleander Girl is a coming of age novel in the best tradition, with a heroine who is both infuriating and endearing, and most importantly, brave.

The American Dream Runs Amok in Aris Janigian's This Angelic Land

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Christopher Atamian

Janigian's perceptive and sometimes gripping novel brings together some of LA's many tribes -- African-American, WASP, Korean, Armenian, Jewish -- into an emotional and intellectual conflagration that mirrors the burning and looting that the city suffered.

Psychologist Meets Notorious Con Woman

Maryka Biaggio | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
Maryka Biaggio

Seeing the world through the eyes of another is truly one of the most seductive aspects of writing -- and reading -- fiction.

LOOK: Harrison Ford's New Sci-Fi Film

EW.com | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment

Anyone who has read Orson Scott Card’s beloved 1985 sci-fi novel, "Ender’s Game," can understand why, for the past 20 years, Hollywood has been un...

Read Up!

Christopher Carter Sanderson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Books
Christopher Carter Sanderson

What's key about communicating is the formation of meaning. And that doesn't happen on the page. It happens in the mind of the reader. That's who you have to care about, and that's where you do your work as a writer.

Why Is My Dialogue Stuck?

Alan Watt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Alan Watt

The surest way to kill the aliveness of our characters is by insisting that they always make sense. When we follow the labyrinth of most conversations, we discover one constant: people always want something.

Q-and-A With Marten Weber, Author of Benedetto Casanova and Bodensee

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Martin Weber graciously took the time to answer some questions as to his work, writing process, and issues with which the LGBT community grapples.

Author David G. Hallman Shares The Inspiration Behind His Novel And Memoir

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

His memoir, August Farewell, details the death of his partner to cancer and was noted by The Advocate magazine as one of the 21 Biographies or Memoirs You Should Read Now. It was a pleasure to speak with him recently about his life and journey to authorhood.

Sisters Turn YouTube Haul Vlogs Into Beauty and Fashion Empire (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.07.2012 | Style
Shira Lazar

Power sisters, Elle and Blair Fowler, have turned their beauty and fashion expertise into a YouTube Empire.

What, to a Novelist, Is the 4th of July?

Lois Leveen | Posted 09.02.2012 | Books
Lois Leveen

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a novel inspired by a real-life hero who risked her own liberty to ensure America finally made real the ideals illuminated in the Declaration of Independence?

Mourning The Death Of Novelist Erica Kennedy

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Erica Kennedy, author of the novels Bling and Feminista and a feminist icon to many, was found dead at her home on June 13. Her cause of death has not...