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Creator: Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks (born December 31, 1965) is the screenwriter behind the films The Last Song, The Lucky One, Dear John, Nights In Rodanthe, The Note Book, Message in a Bottle, and A Walk to Remember. He reportedly began writing during his first year of college at Notre Dame after a track injury and a long recovery. He took a string of jobs from waiter, real estate appraiser, telemarketer, orthopedic manufacturer, and pharmaceutical sales. Finally in 1994 he tried one last time and produced The Notebook which launched him to fame.

He makes distinctions about his work and insists that he screenwrites love stories, not romance; drama, not melodrama. And that's why, he said, he dominates the genre.

Cracked.com mocks what they call The Nicholas Sparks Formula. In order to produce a Nicholas Sparks romance, take 2 pretty white people + an obstacle that makes love between them seem impossible + love in spite of circumstances + a completely-out-of-left-field, exploitative, awful disaster that only serves to jerk tears and turn an otherwise forgettable romance into a tragedy + the poster designer whose favorite picture is a man holding a woman's face in the rain... Then count your money.

Tropes about the screenwriter:

  • Creator Provincialism: Most of his works are set in North Carolina.
  • Downer Ending / Bittersweet Ending: What a ridiculously abundant amount of his books end up having, and in the rare instance that they don't the ending of True Believer, then the follow-up book will.

Michael Marshall SmithAuthorsOlaf Stapledon
Aaron SorkinScreenwritersSylvester Stallone

alternative title(s): Nicholas Sparks
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