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The Longest Ride

Nicholas’ newest book, The Longest Ride is coming to book stores everywhere September 17th. Order your copy today!

Safe Haven: Can't Let You Go

Nicholas, Julianne, Josh and director, Lasse, present an inside look at the love story and darker elements in the feature film adaptation of Safe Haven. Follow studio updates and get social at Facebook.com/SafeHavenMovie. Own the movie on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download today!

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Announcing Cities & Dates for The Longest Ride Book Tour!

Yesterday morning, mailing list subscribers got a first look at the cities and dates on Nicholas’s upcoming book tour for The Longest Ride.

Check the list now to see if Nicholas is coming to a city near you and join his mailing list today to be one of the first to be notififed of breaking news about the book, upcoming movie adaptations and more!

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The Longest Ride Book Tour

Deliverance Creek Gets A Green Light

We have wonderful news to announce: Lifetime has officially ordered a two-hour TV pilot for Deliverance Creek from Nicholas Sparks

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When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past.

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The Notebook Writing Notes

I began the novel in July 1994, working in the evenings and one day on the weekends, and the first, rough draft was completed in December. The first draft was approximately 80,000 words, and I began cutting the story down, doing my best to make it as efficient as possible. That took another couple of months. The final version was approximately 47,000 words.

Why did I cut so much? The story itself was a simple one: only two main characters, two principle settings, and the story only covered a few days in their lives. To have kept the book at 80,000 words would have slowed the story to a crawl without making it any more interesting, and I wanted a story where the pages turned quickly.

I’ll give you one example of the cutting, since many people ask about that. Toward the

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Purchase your copy of Safe Haven on DVD now.

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Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High.

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