Hundreds, if not thousands, of Nicholas Sparks fans were in attendance at last night’s Safe Haven Movie Twitter Party/Q&A. #SafeHavenChat was trending for the United States (not sure if the hash tag trended worldwide). I had FOUR tabs open and I still had a difficult time trying to keep up with the chat. I had TweetChat, my @ mentions, the Twitter party host’s timeline, and Nicholas Sparks’ timeline all open so I wouldn’t miss anything.
Here are the questions Nicholas Sparks had the chance to answer.
Question: What made you start writing? I love your stories, but I'm curious as to the inspiration behind them.
Answer: I've always loved a good story and wanted to see if I could do it.
Question: What is it about North Carolina that moves you?
Answer: North Carolina = Kind people, small towns, beautiful geography, and the slow pace of life.
Question: Does it ever bother u that the original material is changed a bit for movies? Do u get to have input any?
Answer: It doesn't bother me and yes I have input. Books are stories told with words. Films are told with pictures.
I love this answer!
Question: Have u ever run into writer’s block?
Answer: Every book. Writing is hard. That's why it's not called typing.
Question: What was the hardest thing about writing Safe Haven?
Answer: I wanted to make the story fair to the reader and to keep Katie's character honest.
Question: Are there any of your books that aren't movies, you wish we're adapted into film?
Answer: I think "The Guardian", "At First Sight", and "The Choice" would make great films.
Question: If u could relate 2 any of characters who do u connect with the most.
Answer: I relate to Alex as a father who trying to do the best he can for his kids.
Question: After visiting the set of movie, which actor's performance are you most looking forward to seeing on screen?
Question: How do you come up with what you are going to put on the cover?
Answer: For the novel covers, we select images from the story that are also in line with the overall brand.
Question: Julianne and Josh were a great casting call. What made you choose them as Katie and Alex?