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    Default By mine own hand



    This needs much improving, to say nothing of the image quality (soz, always sucked hugely at photo stuff, only have smartphone now).

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    Default Re: By mine own hand

    Your writing looks very good to me; stylish and easily read.
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    Default Re: By mine own hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post

    This needs much improving, to say nothing of the image quality (soz, always sucked hugely at photo stuff, only have smartphone now).
    Try having a look through the Creative Writing Forum.
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    Default Re: By mine own hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post


    This needs much improving, to say nothing of the image quality (soz, always sucked hugely at photo stuff, only have smartphone now).
    Dave, most smartphone cameras can give you decent handwriting photos.
    The trick is to give the subject more light than what your typical reading/writing lamp provides. Taking the picture next to a big window but out of direct sunlight will improve it by a lot.
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    Default Re: By mine own hand

    I wish my handwriting looked as good as this...

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    Default Re: By mine own hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post


    This needs much improving, to say nothing of the image quality (soz, always sucked hugely at photo stuff, only have smartphone now).
    Thank you for sharing your handwriting. Looks very good.
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    Default Re: By mine own hand

    You may not like your handwriting because it doesn't conform to a particular style that you'd like to emulate, or because you have seen other styles that appeal to you more. I've sometimes felt rather awkward when comparing my serviceable but ordinary handwriting to the elegant script of others.

    Nothing wrong with knowing what you want and trying to achieve it, but if the sample you gave is typical, then you have neatness, consistency, and legibility down. And after all, that's what's important in using writing to communicate with other people.
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    Default Re: By mine own hand

    Many thanks for the encouraging words. @kaputnik, very interesting observation about not conforming to a particular style. Something for me to ponder. Perhaps just being more consistent with letter heights would improve what I have already.

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    Default Re: By mine own hand

    stylish!

    your letter heights look pretty good.

    If I was giving you handwriting advice based on that sample, I'd say make sure your letters land on the baseline, and work on making each letter look the same every time it appears on the page, then focusing on the repeated shapes that occur across multiple letters.

    the folks with the really nice handwriting have uncanny consistency with their letter shapes- it almost​ doesn't matter which shapes you use.

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