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“You have messy hand-writing” -said my parents, my teachers, and basically everyone. 

Yes, I know that my penmanship isn’t aesthetically pleasing to you. I know that it can be a bit hard to read, but you still try to. 368 more words

Editing tips: Narrator Intrusion

Today, I’ll be giving tips on how to show not tell.

When I started writing, I thought you could come up with a great story idea, begin writing, probably run into a hitch or two along the way, but end up with a decent story that any publishing company would jump on, if you were a half-good writer. 498 more words


Vendor Spotlight: The Blooming Quill

Set the tone – elegant, classic and fun – for your upcoming wedding by choosing The Blooming Quill for all your calligraphy and letterpress needs. Owner Debi Zeinert’s talent and passion for letters shines through in everything she creates including invitations, menus, place cards and chalkboards. 43 more words


How do you write the alphabet letters correctly?

One of the “obsessions” during my last years teaching 3rd grade was that my students typically had no idea how to form our alphabet correctly, let alone hold the pencil correctly! 57 more words

New Teachers

Advances In Penmanship

I recently discovered a couple of vintage fountain pens in a box of discarded cheap ballpoint pens and short pencil nubs. I tossed out the broken plastic ballpoints and pencils but retained the fountain pens.  847 more words

Cultural Highlights

Fountain Pen Day

I’m celebrating this year’s Fountain Pen Day with a brand new fountain pen, one that has been on my must-have list for years; Sailor Professional Gear Matte Black. 35 more words

The Perfect O

Saw on Facebook that there are only 12 Master Penman in the world.

I wish I could do that,

What I see in my head, I draw with a swirl – instead of flat. 27 more words