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#1 JSAlberts

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:22

Hello everyone!
 
My names James, I live in London, working within the exciting world of accountancy. 
 
I've always been interested in pens; however, recently I've taken this interest further after receiving a Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Le Grand fountain pen as a present from work and I subsequently purchased a Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Classique ballpoint.
 
The only problem is my handwriting is rather poor. Does anyone have any resources they can share on improving? I'm going to have a read through the 'Handwriting' section on this forum but if anyone has any personal recommendations that would be greatly appreciated. 
 
Thanks for reading - I'm looking forward to becoming part of the FPN community! 

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:18

Hello James and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:​ 


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:20

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:20

If your company is giving away Le Grands, I am changing my opinion, accounting /is/ exciting! ;-)

Welcome from another newbie here. I am also looking forward to improving my penmanship.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 14:23

Welcome to FPN, pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable  :) 

 

For handwriting, look at differet styles, and pick the one you like.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 14:42

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 18:36

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 18:49

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



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 23:59

Welcome aboard, James, from Charleston, South Carolina. When I wanted to improve my handwriting, I watched some instructional videos on YouTube, and wrote down suggestions and practiced a bit. In the meantime, I bought a workbook on Amazon called Write Now by authors Getty & Dubay, on a reccomemdation from this website, which teaches cursive italic handwriting, which I’ve enjoyed quite a bit. Other things which helped significantly, were learning proper size and spacing of letters (the Getty and Dubay booked helped me learn this).
Another helpful thing, was that I paid attention to words which I consistently wrote poorly or found hard to write legibly for one reason or another. I collected these words, and used them to create a practice page of words difficult for me. Then, I used that page for my daily practice when I had satisfactorily mastered the Getty and Dubay practices. This alone really improved my writing, as I got plenty of practice writing the words that were the hardest for me. I continue to add words, and related words. For example, words with double g ( like “aggregate” and “aggravate”) or words beginning with “axo-“ like axle, axon, axonal, axiomatic. I believe there was a topic ousted somewhere on this website entitled something like Difficult Words, which gave me a list of other words difficult to write (like “manumission” and “Mississippi”) . Most improvement came with practicing daily for about half an hour. I hope this helps. If I can locate the posting about Difficult Words, I’ll try to link it here. Good luck.
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#11 Herrjaeger

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 00:08

James, try a search for a topic called Difficult Words Practice Senteces-this has quite a few posts of sentences and phrases with practice words.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:45

Welcome aboard, James, from Charleston, South Carolina. When I wanted to improve my handwriting, I watched some instructional videos on YouTube, and wrote down suggestions and practiced a bit. In the meantime, I bought a workbook on Amazon called Write Now by authors Getty & Dubay, on a reccomemdation from this website, which teaches cursive italic handwriting, which I’ve enjoyed quite a bit. Other things which helped significantly, were learning proper size and spacing of letters (the Getty and Dubay booked helped me learn this).
Another helpful thing, was that I paid attention to words which I consistently wrote poorly or found hard to write legibly for one reason or another. I collected these words, and used them to create a practice page of words difficult for me. Then, I used that page for my daily practice when I had satisfactorily mastered the Getty and Dubay practices. This alone really improved my writing, as I got plenty of practice writing the words that were the hardest for me. I continue to add words, and related words. For example, words with double g ( like “aggregate” and “aggravate”) or words beginning with “axo-“ like axle, axon, axonal, axiomatic. I believe there was a topic ousted somewhere on this website entitled something like Difficult Words, which gave me a list of other words difficult to write (like “manumission” and “Mississippi”) . Most improvement came with practicing daily for about half an hour. I hope this helps. If I can locate the posting about Difficult Words, I’ll try to link it here. Good luck.
Mike

 

Thank you Mike, its great to hear your advice from across the pond. I'll have a look into the resources you mentioned!



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 17:51

Pop along on Sat. 6th January to the Bierschenke, downstairs, 12.00 onwards and get the opinions from the other accountants/ auditors who infect the place. Oh yes, and bring your pens or you will receive a frosty reception from the accountants/ auditors and the others!

http://bierschenke.co.uk/


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 18:10

Hi James,

Welcome to FPN. This is a great community with so much to offer; glad you decided to dip in!

I think the suggestions from Mike are outstanding; the only think I would add is don't be too hard on yourself. While we all can always improve our handwriting I feel just the act of committing words to paper to be a wonderful exercise for my brain.

Happy New Year!

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 18:11

Pop along on Sat. 6th January to the Bierschenke, downstairs, 12.00 onwards and get the opinions from the other accountants/ auditors who infect the place. Oh yes, and bring your pens or you will receive a frosty reception from the accountants/ auditors and the others!
http://bierschenke.co.uk/


I travel to London from Boston 5-6 times a year; how often do you folks meet?

Best regards,
John

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 18:11

Hi James  :W2FPN:



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 18:15

I travel to London from Boston 5-6 times a year; how often do you folks meet?

Best regards,
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#18 Bisquitlips

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:54

Welcome!  Glad you are with us!

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 22:44

Welcome, James !  

 

There is no substitute for practice.  Slow your writing, and concentrate on shaping each character, as you wish it to appear. 

Find reasons/excuses to write -- personal notes, shopping lists, letters to friends and family, start a journal.  If you encounter a character, that you prefer to your own, adopt it into your own writing.  Writing slowly and larger is always good.  

 

Write with joy.


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Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 00:14

Hello and welcome!








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