Sassy Slone

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I started this blog because…

I started this blog because I’m an aspiring writer. I felt that writing a blog once a week was the best way to get better at writing and get my name out there in some small way. Disclaimer: Nothing I say in any blog is a professional opinion of any kind lol.

I will try to update my blog once a week, I will post book reviews, short stories, poems, and sometimes just random thoughts tbh. There will be a facebook page for my blog where I will post in between blogs. I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it!

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TIPS: Words to use instead of ‘look’

Just like with the my  similar post from before, I’ve compiled a list of words that replace the word ‘look.’

  1. Admire.
  2. Behold.
  3. Gawk.
  4. Glance.
  5. Gaze.
  6. Search.
  7. Spot.
  8. Peer.

I know it’s a short list but it’s just a list of words that I’ve used to replace look while recently making changes to my manuscript. Like my Facebook page SassySlone!


Authors who Inspire Me.

I’ve been thinking a lot about authors who’s works have inspired me to write. I’ve compiled a short list of authors whose books/poems/works  made me want to write something of my own. This is a short, incomplete list.

  1. Harper Lee.
  2. C.S. Lewis.
  3. William Shakespeare.
  4. Emily Dickenson.
  5. J.K. Rowling.

I left it at the first five authors I could think of. Like my Facebook Page SassySlone and check back on Thursdays for more posts!

Changing it up.

I have decided instead of sticking with topics like I’ve written about it the past, I’m going to start writing book reviews. instead of posting about a random topic once a week I’m going to post book reviews once every two weeks. Not all of my reviews will be over new books or even trending books, but I love to read and I think the best way to have time to read and write is to read a book and then write a review about it.

Favorite Movies.

I know I typically post about writing or books, but just this once I thought I’d post a SHORT  list of some of my favorite movies. Some of these are super old, some are Disney movies but either way they’re some of my favorites. Don’t forget to like my Facebook page SassySlone.

  1.   Tombstone.
  2. Dumbo. (Yes, the Disney movie.)
  3. A Year Without a Santa Claus (Don’t judge me.)
  4. Beach Blanket Bingo.
  5. The Man From Snowy River.
  6. The Quiet Man.
  7. Tammy.
  8. Pale Rider.
  9. Pretty Woman.
  10. The Outlaw Josey Wales.
  11. Alice in Wonderland.
  12. Alice Through the Looking Glass.
  13. The Sons of Katie Elder.
  14. 27 Dresses.
  15. I Hate Valentines Day.
  16. Hope Floats.
  17. Revenge of the Bridesmaids.
  18. Drinking Buddies.
  19. Leap Year.
  20. Man Up.
  21. Spanglish.
  22. My fake Fiancé.
  23. Cold Mountain.

23 is enough. I could go on with this list forever. Let me know what some of your favorite movies are and like my Facebook page SassySlone.


All writer’s at some point or another begin to procrastinate instead of write, I tend to do this fairly often. So while I was procrastinating, I created a list of things I’ve don’t in the past solely to procrastinate. I thought that by writing this I’d be holding myself more accountable and maybe I’d procrastinate less. I hope you can relate. Like my Facebook page SassySlone.

  1.    I made a list of things I’ve done to procrastinate.
  2. Once, I looked through every piece of jewelry I owned to ‘get rid of some things.’ I kept everything and later realized I was just procrastinating.
  3. I re-read a couple things I had written in hopes of finding inspiration.
  4. I have a tendency to avoid one days work by creating a to-do-list for the next day.
  5. I watch Netflix wayyyy too much.
  6. I googled how to stop procrastinating.
  7. I created a schedule for myself in the hopes of becoming more productive but it was a total waste of time.
  8. I’ve read old diary/journal entries and then decided to start another journal.. I never got around to it.
  9. I downloaded random, free, apps on my phone and played them for longer than I should’ve.
  10. I’ve looked for songs to inspire or motivate me to write instead of procrastinating.

The list could go on and on but it only took 10 things for me to realize that I need to stop procrastinating and write because if I’m being honest this post was just me procrastinating.

Favorite Books.

I was thinking of books that I could do a book review on and it got me thinking about some of my favorite books. I thought I’d share a (very) short list of some of my favorite books. Be sure to let me know what some of your favorite books are and suggest a book for a review. Also, like my Facebook page SassySlone!

  • To Kill a Mockingbird –Harper Lee
  • Go Set a Watchman –Harper Lee
  • Wagered Heart-Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Making Marion-Beth Moran
  • The Name of the Wind-Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire-Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins
  • Dangerous Refuge- Elizabeth Lowell
  • Divergent-Veronica Roth

Honestly, I could go on forever. Here’s a short list of some of my favorite books.


Why Books are Better Than Movies.

In my opinion, most books are better than the movies that follow. I think this is because when a writer writes a book they imagine what they want it to be a write that, when a reader reads this book he or she interprets things or imagines things differently than the writer. After we’ve imagined these things and exactly how it happens and why and fallen head over heels for this book, the movie is completely different. Most of us feel like the movie ruins the book and that’s because it’s different than how we’ve imagined it to be. Regardless of why we feel this way, reading the book first is always better than watching the movie first, lol.

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20 Writing Quotes

I’ve compiled a few of my favorite quotes about writing and wanted to share them.

  1. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”-Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Writing is the painting of the voice.”-Voltaire
  3. “If a story is in you, it has got to come out.”-William Faulkner
  4. “You can make anything by writing.” -C.S. Lewis
  5. “You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.”-Doris Lessing
  6. “The writer is by nature a dreamer-a conscious dreamer.”-Carson McCullers
  7. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”-Stephen King
  8. “Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little.”-Holley Gerth
  9. “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”- Mark Twain
  10. “The only writer to whom you should compare yourself is the writer you were yesterday.”-David Schlosser
  11. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”- Earnest Hemingway
  12. “You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; You have to write yourself out of a thinking block.”-John Rogers
  13. “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”-Richard Bach
  14. “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”-Martin Luther
  15. “The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”-William H. Gass
  16. “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.”-Joss Whedon
  17. “Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”-Natalie Goldberg
  18. “You fail only if you stop writing.”-Ray Bradbury
  19. “I will write my way into another life.”-Ann Patchett
  20. “Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it.”-Edward Albee


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The Importance of Ignoring Negative People.

Recently I’ve realized that there are a lot of negative people and they can find anything to be negative about. When you surround yourself with people who don’t encourage you or support you dream then you aren’t going to reach it. With someone constantly telling you how difficult it’s going to be it’s hard for you to believe you can succeed. Sometimes you have to distance yourself from negative people no matter what. If someone is constantly filling your head with negative thoughts then you aren’t going to make positive changes.

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