Tissues and red puffy eyes are all signs that you've been on the emotional roller-coaster that is a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Sparks is well known for his tearjerking tales and Hollywood has utilized his prose for numerous films such as The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe and the list goes on.
How does he consistently produce such sentimental work? Watch the video above to find out Sparks's essential ingredients to a great tearjerker.
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