foxflavoredicecream asked: How did you learn how to write so well? I really love typography but I don't know where to begin seriously.
Classes and a LOT of practice. If you really want to learn, find out what exactly you really want to learn. Calligraphy is split between 2 styles pointed pen (what I do) or broad pen (more of a gothic style). If you contact IAMPETH,I’m sure they can suggest classes/teachers near you. Thank you for your kind words and stay away from actual foxes!
Oh, calligraphy. Practice may not make perfect, but it does make Dumbledore hands.—
I fell across a very amusing/bizarre phrenology book today, Vaught’s Practical Character Reader (via Public Domain). According to Vaught, you can learn a lot from a person’s character not only from his skulliest skull, but his writing as well.
Anyone who writes this way is subject to flattery. Remember that appropativeness is the center of flattery. It is the only faculty that likes it.
Don’t give yourself away in your writing; particularly your weakness.
It is my goal this week to make the most approbative letters possible! I’d rather be subject to flattery than make an ugly cautious “C”.