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Tips for improving your handwriting By Dyas A.
Crampy, uneven letters are often the result of drawing the letters with the fingers rather than using the whole arm to write. People who inevitably have trouble with handwriting and calligraphy write with their fingers. They "draw" the letters.
If you use the right muscle groups, your writing will have a smooth, easy flow and not look tortured. People for whom writing comes more easily may rest their hands fairly heavily on the paper, but their forearms and shoulders move as they write.
This exercise may help you determine which category is yours: Sit down and write a paragraph. Pay attention to the muscles you use to form your letters.
Do you draw each letter with your fingers? Pick your hand up repeatedly to move it? Have an unrecognizable scrawl? Does your forearm move? Chances are, if you learned to write after depending on where you went to grade schoolyou write with your fingers.
It will take time to re-train muscles and learn new habits. The first thing you must have beg, buy, borrow or steal it is patience and gentleness with yourself. The second requirement is determination. If you finger-write, that is the first, most important thing you must un-learn: Do not draw your letters!
Do not write with your fingers! Put up signs everywhere to remind you. Write it in the butter, on the shaving mirror, stick notes in the cereal boxes.
I hesitate to include this, because it sounds much more difficult than it is. This is the most common pen-holding position, with pen between first and middle fingers, held in place by the thumb. Most of us hold the pen between the thumb and index finger, resting the barrel on the middle finger fig.
This works better than holding it between the thumb and the index and middle fingers, with the whole assembly resting on the ring finger fig. In both, the remaining fingers are curled under the hand.
The two-fingers-on-top method for holding the pen while writing. Pick up your pen and look at your hand. I hold my fountain pens in the latter position, but when I pick up a calligraphy pen, it drops obediently right over that big knuckle--go figure! Note that with this position, usually used for calligraphy or among really disciplined writerscauses the pen to rest atop the knuckle of the forefinger.
For handwriting, the pen position is less important than for calligraphy. Rest the heel of your hand and the angle of your curled-up little finger on the paper.
Pretend the barrel is soft rubber and squeezing will get you a big, fat blot. More lefties do this than righties.You’ve decided you want to improve your handwriting and you’re probably hoping a fountain pen will do the trick -- maybe a friend told you it would.
Maybe you’re just adventurous and you want to try your hand at calligraphy (or you might, once your handwriting improves).
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