Nicholas Sparks Quotes


36 Nicholas Sparks quotes:



"Having the book sell out of stores is far and away the most difficult step of all. Walk into a bookstore these days and scan the shelves. Thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of books, are competing with yours and the front of the store is dominated by brand-name authors."
"I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church."
"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."
"I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance."
"None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone."
"Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else."
"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."
"I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change."
"I write 2,000 words a day when I write. It sometimes takes three hours, it sometimes takes five hours."
"In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy, so by writing these types of stories, I have to include tragedy."
"Single motherhood is a reality for a lot of women in my age group and the time difficulties in their lives are universal."
"Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write.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."
"Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented each day with more examination of the bottom line, it's harder to break out than ever."
"All characters come from people I know, but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify the characters so they fit with the story."
"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."
"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'm here to love you, to hold you in my arms, to protect you. I am here to learn from you and to receive your love in return. I am here because there is no other place to be."
"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."
Author: Sparks Quotes Category: American Artist Quotes Letters Quotes
"There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure, when writing, since my first books were so successful."



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