writers on writing essay

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Writers on Writing !

EWC 4U!
Amber Lemos !
Mr. J Sudak !
Monday, October 20, 2014 !

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Nicholas Charles Sparks is an American novelist, producer and screenwriter who

was born December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. He accepted a full athletic scholarship to the University of Notre Dame and even set a school record as part of a relay team. He found himself in a rut when he had an Achilles Tendon injury. While he was going through recovery, he used his spare tie to do something else that he loved which is writing. He completed his first un-published book in 1985 which “sparked” his writing career. Nicholas Sparks quickly became one of the world’s most beloved storytellers; he has seventeen novels and one non-fiction book on the list of “New York
Times Best Selling Novels”. Sparks is continuing to write but has begun to settle down in North Carolina with his wife, three sons and twin girls. !

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Nicholas Sparks has great appeal to people and sells numerous copies of his

novels, but he has not yet received any awards yet for good literature. He has, however, accomplished many things in his lifetime so far. Sparks has been selected as Favourite
Author in a poll from Entertainment Weekly, and eight of his romantic-drama novels have been adapted into films such as The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, The Lucky
One, and his upcoming novels The Best of Me. Not only is Sparks known for his astonishing writing capabilities, but he is also the creator of the Nicholas Sparks
Foundation and has raised more then ten million dollars which has been distributed to deserving charities, scholarship programs and projects. He has sold over fifty-five million copies of books and his film adaptations made nearly three hundred million dollars worldwide. He is also number ten on the Forbes Top List of Highest Earning

Book Authors. Nicholas became one of the tastes growing millionaires before the age of thirty years. !
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Although Nicholas Sparks has no real inspired any authors to follow his writing

styles, he on the other hand was inspired by some authors. He was inspired by Pat
Conroy and David Payne who wrote Early from the Dance. Both of these writers used honesty in their novels as well as remarkable commands of language. Sparks has been able to use vast variety of language in his works and he changes his style of writing to fit his novels. Because he uses his stories to explore the subject of life, in particular love, none of his novels follow the same writing style; each one is unique in its own way.
David Payne also influenced Nicholas by writing about the negative aspects of life. The deaths of Sparks’ parents inspired him to base his novels on romance, relationships and conflicts. Both of these authors and his parents are very influential to Nicholas Sparks and they make him who he is as a writer.!

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“ Learning to write is like learning anything else, and can be broken down into

three general parts.” According to Nicholas Sparks. He has three steps to start the process of writing. First, he starts with research. Research is essential to understand techniques and the process of writing which can include he the developments of characters and settings and the formations of plots. Second, Nicholas spends majority of his free time reading…