Since stepping down from management in October 2012, I have come to enjoy my days at work much more, but then it’s only natural, since I’m doing a three-day-week now, and it’s stress-free.
If I’m on a break while at work, I will invariably still produce a passage for my current story, which I then type later in the day. I take pride in my handwriting, so apart from the ‘creative’ writing side of it; I actually enjoy handwriting.
Working in a stationery store means that customers regularly ask to try out pens, or wish to compare one with another. Some customers have been so ashamed of their own handwriting that they prefer somebody else to test the pen. Whenever I’m asked to do this, I always write a word or two, because it’s the only way to appreciate the line produced by the pen.
Following many short conversations with customers, I’ve decided to go ahead with the idea of producing a step-by-step, handwriting tutorial on my website. It will deal with the basics, like; types of pen, holding a pen properly, tips on handwriting, and how to produce a neat and legible style.
If your curiosity should get the better of you, please click along to my site and check out the idea. As with all my blog posts and work on my website, I appreciate feedback. Tomorrow I will be setting out how to write the first few lower case letters, and I’ll be using a simplified Copperplate style.