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How to improve my Spencerian Script?


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I’m very new to cursive as my school never really paid much attention to it. My friends are complimenting me and saying that my cursive is nice as I am trying to learn Spencerian Script. Can anyone give me some tips on this?

I am fat yet my handwriting is slim, how ironic.

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12 hours ago, gyasko said:

Get a book and practice practice practice.

 

 It’s that simple.

What book? I’ve been practicing a lot 

I am fat yet my handwriting is slim, how ironic.

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There are many good cursive exemplars online. Pick the one you like best. The IAMPETH website has excellent resources as well as a library of digital books. Keep in mind that some of the 19th century historical sources will prescribe many time-consuming exercises to develop “whole arm movement” and other techniques that might not be part of your goal.

 

When you are ready to move beyond practice exercises, try to write out full pages of prose—copy passages from a favorite book, keep a journal, take study notes, or write a letter to a friend.

 

Eventually, learn to write with confidence on unlined paper.  Try using a lined guide underneath the paper.  Assess the finished page critically and evaluate your margins, slant angle, and the spacing between words. If you wrote a letter, mail it to the recipient, even if it’s not perfect. They will be thrilled.

 

If you use cursive in your everyday life, it will eventually become natural to you and you will develop your own personal style.

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