+Bonus free printable worksheets
So you want to improve your handwriting? It really is easy, it just takes practice. You can practice with the free printable grid worksheets I created for the post How to improve your handwriting as a grown up, you can use a bullet journal (like the Leuchtturm* one I practice in) on a Rhodia Dot Pad or grid pad.
Improve Your Handwriting Worksheets:
The basic kit to help you improve your handwriting:
- Printable worksheets (see below)
- Sharpener (if you are using a regular pencil but I prefer a mechanical pencil)
My favourite pens:
I’m a complete sucker for a thin-nibbed pen. It makes my writing so much nicer and I find the ink flow much easier to control.
==> Sharpie pen
Is great for lettering, projects and writing on the front of envelopes (because of the nature of the ink).
I wasn’t joking when I said I was a sucker for a thin nib.
Whether it’s a rollerball or a biro, I find them much nicer to write with.
Now I’m going to completely contradict what I just said.
This is a quite a thick nib for me (1.0mm) but honestly, it is the nicest pen to write with.
Even if it does make my writing much larger than necessary.
It’s so smooth! I highly recommend these pens to anyone and everyone.
The hot pink ink is from the Gelly Roll Moonlight pack linked above.
Different ways to practice:
Practice the alphabet, over and over again. You will soon discover which letters you have problems with.
I suffered nerve damage in my neck which affects my writing, even with practice. You can see the problem letters I have in some of these photos.
When I’m experiencing the same issues, again and again, I practice the problem letters repeatedly until I’m happy.
You can write to practice. Write lists, write song lyrics, a speech or your favourite quotes.
Check out this Pinterest board of great quotes.
Depending on the style of handwriting you want to improve will depend on the books you should get.
Print writing is much easier to develop than cursive, but both skills are worth developing.
Some great handwriting books:
A note on hand lettering:
You might be reading this post hoping to improve your handwriting so that you can start to learn hand lettering.
That’s what I did back in 2010.
Handwriting and hand lettering are two different things.
Hand lettering is more akin to drawing letters.
- An extra line on the down stroke
- Colour in the space
==> The hot pink is a Tombow Dual Brush in Rubine Red
Different methods of learning hand lettering:
Depending on the type of hand lettering you wish to learn will depend on the methods you choose!
Practice sheets for:
Online courses for Hand Lettering:
I’ve shared loads of hand lettering classes on this blog because I’ve taken loads!
I love lettering classes, and it’s my passion for lettering and practice that got me published in Jenny Doh’s most recent book Creative Lettering for Kids. I’m so excited to have gone from having to completely retrain my handwriting in 2012 (after suffering nerve damage) to being published for my lettering skills! It feels amazing.
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A peek at my Bullet Journal turned Handwriting practice book & journal where I practice alphabets:
I hope the tools and tricks about how to improve your handwriting have helped you on your way to beautiful handwriting!