Re: The art of writing -- penmanship

Subject: Re: The art of writing -- penmanship
From: John Garison <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: "Michael L. Wyland" <michael -at- sumptionandwyland -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 17:21:57 -0500

I don't know of any books, but I do remember being taught the Calvert Method in 2nd grade about how to write properly.

These days, I write with a fountain pen when I'm not on the keyboard. And last week I saw this article:

Where a school is giving students fountain pens to write with. It has improved both grades and self-esteem. "The pens improve the quality of work because they force the children to take care."

I guess I'm ahead of the times while being simultaneously anachronistic.

My 2¢,

John Garison

Michael L. Wyland wrote:

To all:

I'm an experienced technical writer, after a fashion -- grant applications, strategic plans, policies & procedures, etc. -- but I'm new to this list, having been referred by a colleague. If I'm off-topic, I'll apologize now.

However, I thought some of you might know of books, manuals, etc., to teach an adult how to improve his/her penmanship. An article in an in-flight magazine I read a few years ago mentioned at least one such book, but I've searched and without success.

I'm not looking for calligraphy; just a book on proper writing style to complement the keyboard-based writing I already do. Thanks!


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