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    Default How do you hold your pen?

    I've always written like this:
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    It's a slow Friday...

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    It may be sideways, but I can read your writing!

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    I had a lot of trouble taking this picture with the phone in my left hand while holding the pen with my right one. I suppose I may as well go ahead and write something in my journal now.
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    If I took a photo of me holding my pen in writing position it would look just like Kaputnik, except reversed r-to-l. I'm a LH underwriter, but our hands look identical.
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    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Like this:

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    Default Re: How do you hold your pen?

    Much like the last two photos, except with my left hand, higher at the top of, or just above the section, and with a less vertical angle.

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    Cool pen, Kaputnik! 180s are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrayonAngelss View Post
    I've always written like this:
    Clearly ready for either using a music nib to write actual musical notation or one of the left oblique solutions to writing Arabic.

    Anyway, as I had this handy, nope, not sideways here. Much of a muchness:

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    My pen touches the "webbing" between my thumb and forefinger and the nib tines face the paper flat not sideways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    My pen touches the "webbing" between my thumb and forefinger and the nib tines face the paper flat not sideways.
    My grip is similar.

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    Guess I never got the memo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrayonAngelss View Post
    Guess I never got the memo!
    Hey, if your grip is working for you and folks can read it-more power to you and rock on!

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    Video of my writing/hand position. https://youtu.be/EZ-_lVJqZmw?t=192
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    Video of my writing/hand position. https://youtu.be/EZ-_lVJqZmw?t=192
    Great video and absolutely fabulous handwriting. Wow. Just Wow!!!
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    I am glad you like it because according to YouTube, that's my worst video. Maybe people don't like the music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I am glad you like it because according to YouTube, that's my worst video. Maybe people don't like the music.
    I didn't even notice the music. I was mesmerised by the handwriting
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    I went to Catholic school, where the nuns tried unsuccessfully to correct the way I naturally held my pen, with the tip of both my pointer and my middle finger on the barrel grip. I suppose they eventually gave up, as they could find no fault with my actual writing. In my late twenties, I started getting acrylic nails, and the long nails forced me to hold my pen in the proper way, with the pointer on the barrel and the barrel resting against the side of the middle finger. I had the fake nails for years, and eventually it became natural to write this way. The nails are long gone, but I continue to hold my pen in the ďrightĒ way.

    Not sure if itís because they donít teach cursive in school anymore...probably they donít place any importance on writing/penmanship at all...but I see some extremely strange ways that young people hold their pens and pencils today. Very, very strange.

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    The nut should have forced to get acrylic nails in the first place

    My uncle was lefty and they tied his left hand.... his handwriting was awful...
    I was lucky no one tortured me...
    The only time I hold a pen vertical is if I write with a fude nib/ and want to control the lines....

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