A collection of Writing Quotes by Nicholas Sparks
I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh?
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.
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.
In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy, so by writing these types of stories, I have to include tragedy.
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.
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.
There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure, when writing, since my first books were so successful.
I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing; I don't write about adultery or kids having premarital sex.
Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars.