How to improve handwriting?
Posted 03 January 2008 - 15:50
Posted 03 January 2008 - 16:17
But... I'm not an expert so I could be wrong. That's simply the way I would attack it if I liked the style I wrote in but not how my hand rendered the letters.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 18:05
And check out this FPN thread
Posted 03 January 2008 - 21:18
Every evening I sit down and fill up a sheet or two with handwriting practice drills. I put it down for a week or so sometimes when work gets busy, but in general I keep at it. Persistence pays off.
Several very old, but free books on Palmer can be found through the stickied links in the forum.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 23:10
One that I remember is to choose one letter a week and try and write that one letter perfectly each time you write it - shape, slope, spacing, etc.
Kate also posted a set of "_Études_ for Penmanship" (practice exercises), which apply to any style of writing and which you can find here: http://www.fountainp...n...18017&st=75
(That link will only work if you are in standard viewing mode, not outline. It's at the top of page 6 of the thread).
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice - Mark Twain
Posted 05 January 2008 - 01:39
Most of the handwriting books I've seen that target adults are flogging italic handwriting - which has its good and bad points.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:58
I use this book
Write Now: A Complete Self-teaching Program for Better Handwriting (Paperback)
by Barbara Getty (Author), Inga Dubay (Author)
It really helped me improve.
The other is Fountain Pen Network. Check out this link
Ann Finley makes it look so easy. It is provided you practice, practice, practice. It's important to write sentences or just copy out stuff that you want to learn. I've been memorizing bible verses and the books of the bible.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:10
These alphabet sentences can be used to practice any type of handwriting. I agree with what's been said above...If you're happy with the style of writing that you currently use, it's just a matter of slowing down and practicing regularly. When you make a grocery list (or whatever), consciously focus on your writing. Likely within a few weeks you'll notice a big improvement.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 16:45
Posted 24 January 2008 - 17:40
I agree there's a ton of info linked to from that page, but it's very poorly organized, impossible to find what you want, and not necessarily all of good quality. That page itself has nothing useful at all. Are there a couple of the links in particular that you have found helpful?
Posted 24 January 2008 - 19:17
But for a good book you can get right now, I recommend "At Home with Artistic Penwork: Book One, Business Writing" by Stephen A. Ziller. You can get it from www.zillerofkc.com or www.pendemonium.com.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 19:23
Posted 25 January 2008 - 21:08
Quite right, waste of your time. Slog on.
Edited by hardyb, 25 January 2008 - 21:15.