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  1. I have some pens with italic nibs but find holding them at the required 45 degree angle makes my hand hurt after about five mins. Am I doing something wrong? I normally use a standard tripod grip with the nib parallel to the writing line and have no problems with this. Is there a trick to holding an italic pen at the required angle? I hold 1.1mm stubs just as I would a normal pen, but so many sources are adamant about the angling of an italic. Until now, I've been writing a type of italic with flex pens, but would like to give my broad edge pens some use. How is it done without pain? Thanks in advance.
  2. Hello All, I've been making slow progress with my writing but noticed that I've developed a bad habit with my pen grip. I seem to have developed a 'crab' thumb grib. I start off with a nice grib, but by the end of the line my thumb is bent to 90degrees at the first joint and I'm pushing the pen towards the index and middle finger. Are there any tips, exercises, practices I could do to help with this? I'd much rather fix this now, than get my handwriting to a good point and then try and fix my grip. Thanks.





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