3 Tips for Improving your Handwriting

I’m one of those people who wasn’t born with amazing handwriting. All my friends seem to have totally cute bubbly writing and I just don’t have that gift. Last year I was sick of my messy print and decided to work hard on it. Now, I always write in pretty cursive and I love it! Here are some tips for creating your handwriting style.

Develop your style
The first thing to do is to figure out how you want your handwriting to look. Grab a notebook and write down the alphabet in lowercase and uppercase in the style you want (print, cursive, or both!). I like to think of my writing as a font, keeping each letter consistent. Copy the alphabet several times and memorize how you are going to write it now.

Practice, practice, practice!
Now take your notebook with you and whenever you have some free time, write “the quick, brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” over and over with your new handwriting style! You can also write random sentences – whatever to get the style stuck in your mind!

For the next month, try to be slow and careful whenever you write something and take care to stick to your new style. Based on my experience, I would forget to write my ‘F’s in a certain way and for a while, I would have to erase letters all the time! Don’t be discouraged and stick to it, because you’ll be so happy with the end result.

This method has worked for me, and I hope it works for you!
Have a great weekend!! <3 Kate

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  • http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com Francine

    Hi Kate! I featured your post over on Craft Gossip! http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com/tips-tricks-improve-your-handwriting/2014/03/10/ Thanks for the tips!

  • Anonymous

    Huge problem for me & my cards. I have my notebook & will keep it where I will definitely everyday. Thanks a bunch, I had given up.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16047062476676149555 Katie

    I'm a girl who definitely needs to work on her handwriting (lol). When I'm taking notes for class I'll usually start out very neat but then by the end I can't even tell what I've written.

    I love all these tips (especially the one about writing the same sentence over and over). Thanks for sharing :)


    • Anonymous

      The sentence "the quick, brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses all the letters in the alphabet. So you can practice all the letters with that sentence.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15442243909739123017 Sarah Marble

    This is such a great idea Kate!
    I know you've told me your technique before, but now I'm planning to actually try it out.
    Thank you for sharing your tips.

    xo sarah