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Figure skaters! I have a question!

Anyone know of the best way to find information about streching and off ice training for a mature beginner? I find a lot of information for beginners, but as I’m a bit older, and getting to that stage were I need to do off ice work, I’m not sure the best ways to stretch without injuring myself! Anyone have any suggestion about were to start?

Tessa + Scott after their FD at Worlds 2013

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Some links I have found in various Tumblr Posts that I have saved on my computer. I do not take credit for collecting all these links. Unfortunately, I did not have the mind to save/note where these various links come from. Thank you to whoever compiled these links together.

General Writing Tips, Guides and Advice

How to be Confident in Your Writing
Start Your Novel Already!
Why First Chapters Matter
How to Outline a Novel
Incorporating Flashbacks
Word Building 101
Common Mistakes in Writing
Tips on Getting Started
What Not to Do
7 Tips to Become a Better Writer from Stephen King
How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer
Why Writers Must Read
How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers
31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing
10 Tips to Write Fanfiction
Writing a Blurb
10 Writing Tips
Perfecting Description
Point of View
Speed Up Your Writing
Recieving Bad News
Useful Writing Apps
Avoiding Clichés
Writing Lessons
Finding Inspiration

Plot and Conflict

What is Conflict?
Where’s Your Conflict?
Adding Conflict to Your Scenes
Guides for Using Inner Conflict That Makes Sense
Plotting Your Novel
Internal and External Conflict
The Top Ten Plotting Problems
The Elements of Plot Development
Plot Help
Writing a Plot Your Own Way
Plot Development
Develop a Plot
Tension and Conflict
Your Plot, Step by Step
Plot vs. Exposition
Plot and Conflict

Character Development

How to Describe the Body Shape of Female Characters

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Placement of Speech Tags

All About Names

List of Names

Genre Based

20 Tips to Writing Love Scenes

Other

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Anonymous asked: heya, do you have any suggestions or help on fostering positive thinking? My brain is SO ingrained with negative thoughts, stemming from depression, as well as general intrusive ones. Any 'positive thinking' like 'you can do this', 'it'll get better' blahhh just seems like stupid happiness and i groan inwardly whenever i try saying it to myself... it just feels so fake. thank you dear

recoveryisbeautiful:

You will groan for a while at positivity, you’ll get used to it eventually though.

Surround yourself with positivity:

  1. notes, posters, messages, quotes, photos… cover your walls, your mirrors, your desk… put positive reminders on your phone, things that will pop up randomly on your laptop, hide them in all of your things so they surprise you next time you go in there
  2. positive music, positive movies, positive books, positive messages everywhere
  3. stay around positive people- positivity can rub off, if you’re around them, you’re more likely to stay positive whereas if you’re around more negative people you will be more likely to be more negative… you’re allowed to drop people from your life… the positive/supportive people are the ones who usually stay
  4. get creative- some kind of journaling or scrapbooking or drawing or anything else but keep it in a positive light (not to say you have to ignore all negative emotions because those need to get out too) but have a ‘positivity project’

When I started doing this, I actually surrounded myself with so much positivity it made me nauseous. I’m not even kidding. I couldn’t stand it.

But now I’m okay with it… and I’ve met new people, some of which are extremely positive, and they rub off on me a little here and there.

Don’t get angry with yourself if you get into a negative place… believe me, I still get there… a lot… and my when I talk to the positive people in my life they always make me feel better, even if just a little. They point things out from their perspective which can be really helpful.

Cool as photo from my skate comp :)

Cool as photo from my skate comp :)

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cooper has a valuable contribution to the abortion arguement 

princess-mishaps-palace:

cooper has a valuable contribution to the abortion arguement 

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annalisah:

COUNTER // CULTURE

For my photography class I did series of self-portraits in which I attempted to portray culture and counterculture for the past 10 decades. This is the product of that idea…

this is SO COOL oh man

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earthnation:

that thin ass chocolate bowl would never be able to withstand the pressure of my spoon trying to slice ice cream

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