Nicholas Sparks Quotes

Loving once and only once is possible - anything is possible... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It's that important, so don't mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well, at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn't marry them. The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple, along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to. It is not written about very much... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I suppose I'm most influenced by any good, commercial writer. I learn from everyone... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I've read has taught me something... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing.. view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

All characters come from people I know, but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify the characters so they fit with the story... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

Over time, quality work will lead to an audience for your work... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts, and of those, they might ask to represent 1... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

Rekindled love is generally short-term... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

Spreading the news is your duty as a Christian, and there are many ways to do this... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh?.. view

By: Nicholas Sparks

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy, so by writing these types of stories, I have to include tragedy... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

I write 2,000 words a day when I write. It sometimes takes three hours, it sometimes takes five hours... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

The first thing I did when I sold my book was buy a new wedding ring for my wife and asked her to marry me all over again... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented each day with more examination of the bottom line, it's harder to break out than ever... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure, when writing, since my first books were so successful... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

To be quite honest, I've been very blessed when I've worked with Hollywood. The studios that have purchased my work to be adapted to film have really liked the work and wanted to stay as close as they could to what the book was... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that... view

By: Nicholas Sparks

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period... view

By: Nicholas Sparks