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#1 BLeeds

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 16:49

Hi there. I have created a new blog, listing some of my favorite pens, and there is a section on how to achieve better penmanship. I would love to get some comments from the readers of the Fountain Pen Network about the pens. I would also like to have your ideas on how to achieve clearer, nicer-looking writing. You may be the first person to reply to my blog!  Thank you.

 

 

 

Bruce Leeds


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#2 jar

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 17:05

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.  I bet someone that reads blogs will wander by soon.


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#3 OCArt

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 20:20

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. 



#4 tbickiii

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 23:27

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#5 PAKMAN

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:50

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#6 JWil

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:18

Welcome from Santa Rosa, CA


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#7 mitto

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:30

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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#8 Henricum_Tropen

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:27

Hello Bruce and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


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#9 Wahl

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 14:28

Hi Bruce   :W2FPN:



#10 torstar

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 14:50

Hi Bruce, blog looks good, keep on contributing!



#11 Sasha Royale

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 17:05

Welcome !  

 

I will certainly visit your site this weekend.  Thank you.


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#12 PenChalet

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 17:28

Welcome to the Fountain Pen Network!  :W2FPN:​ We're glad to have you with us!



#13 Chrissy

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 20:56

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:



#14 Herrjaeger

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:55

Welcome aboard, from Charleston, South Carolina.
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#15 MalcolmH

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:59

Hey Bruce... :W2FPN:



#16 Bisquitlips

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 23:22

Welcome Bruce!

 

Glad you are here with us!


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

#17 NEV

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 00:48

Hi there. I have created a new blog, listing some of my favorite pens, and there is a section on how to achieve better penmanship. I would love to get some comments from the readers of the Fountain Pen Network about the pens. I would also like to have your ideas on how to achieve clearer, nicer-looking writing. You may be the first person to reply to my blog!  Thank you.

 

Here is the link if you are interested: https://bestpenblog.wordpress.com

 

Bruce Leeds

Hi Bruce Leeds.

 

In order to achieve clearer, nicer - looking handwriting, I would recommend the following:

 

1) Find a pen that feels comfortable in your hand; one with a medium/fine nib, having a little flex if possible.

    It must be free of faults. For example, you will never write neatly with a pen that has ink - flow issues.

 

2) To begin with, write between thin pencil guide - lines and strive for consistency of height and slope with even density.

     It shouldn`t be long before you can dispense with the guide lines.

 

3) The most important thing of all, is that you`ve  got to PRACTICE, as with anything you wish to become good at.

 

Hope this helps. It`s the way I had to do it in school - and it works!

 

Best regards,

 

NEV



#18 BLeeds

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 15:31

Can I ask a question? Why is the handwriting at the pen and ink review sites so consistently bad? In seems "oxymoronish" to me. You would think that it would be better since the authors are talking about pens and ink, but when they give examples of the ink or of how the pen works, the handwriting is more often than not scribbled looking. It is a real mystery to me. The text below is the beginning of an essay that I wrote on the topic on my blogwith some questions at the end. Anybody have any thoughts?

 

What’s up with the bad handwriting on the pen review sites?   

 

About the bad handwriting that is so commonly seen on the pen and ink review websites and blogs, I have a few questions.. The questions are more rhetorical than not, as I don’t think that there is a sure answer to them, but I will offer a couple at the end. If you look at the pen and ink reviews on the Internet, I think you will find that the handwriting on most of the sites is atrocious. The question is, why? I would give you examples of the handwriting but then I would have to hire a lawyer to defend myself against defamation suits.

 

The letters in the handwriting at most of those sites (“most” is not a scientific judgment but I bet is is pretty accurate–take a look for yourself) all seem to be drawn, with inconsistent sizes and shapes and slants. The writing looks like it was written by a child or someone with a physical handicap, or an older person that can’t see well, or at least by someone that doesn’t care what his or her handwriting looks like, even in a public forum. And more often than not when the person is talking about fountain pens or fountain pen ink, he or she will give a writing sample that is PRINTED rather than in cursive.  Why? Probably because their handwriting would be too ugly or unreadable, and everyone has a limit on how bad they will allow themselves to appear to others. But many of them are talking about fountain pens! And one of the strong points about fountain pens is that they allow the writer to form beautiful letters and words, particularly with a personal touch that sets their cursive off from that of others.

 

That leads me to other questions. Why don’t these people care? Do they not see that their writing looks scribbled? Do they actually not see that it looks bad? Have they not seen the Constitution (asked with a smile)? Do they not feel just a little bit that they ought to be an example of good handwriting for others to follow? Do they not have an ounce of pride? Of all the people that you would think would care it would be the people talking about pens and ink.



#19 Sasha Royale

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 17:40

:W2FPN:


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#20 Grampy55

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 18:49

Hi there great work, and welcome to the network!







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