A lady’s penmanship is a reflection of her character.
When I’m having a good handwriting day, I feel like a heroine. And guess what? The more often I write, the more those fortunate days seem to pop up.
Good handwriting doesn’t come from no where, and writing letters one loves is no exception to my philosophy that the best things can be borrowed from fiction.
Take my H, for example. When I was first introduced to Hermione Granger in the year 2000, I wanted to be just like her. So I practiced my capital H‘s to mirror hers in the American editions.
I use that H to this day, and with every swoosh, am reminded of one of my favourite females in fiction.
When I saw Becoming Jane, I picked up another letter, a lowercase d that starts with the loop and swirls upwards. I took my capital A from an envelope addressed to me from one of my best friends.
Owning one’s penmanship is an act of self love. Be proud of every letter you craft, and if you don’t love your current alphabet, pick and choose from your favourite fonts until it is a collection you adore! Whose handwriting do you admire? Have any heroines influenced the way you write?