My handwriting has never been the greatest – and I reverted to printing decades ago – but I have taken pains to improve my handwriting for special purposes and Austin provides a few more methods to finding your own way back to handwriting again – Douglas
I love, love, love signing books. I’m used to people saying, “I wish I could draw,” but there have been a surprising number of folks on this tour who remark on my handwriting. Sometimes people just like it, and sometimes people are really surprised that it’s the same handwriting that’s in the book. (A lot of people think that the writing in the book is a font.)
The underlying notion here is that handwriting is somehow magical, that you’re just naturally gifted with lovely penmanship. But as I explain to folks on tour, just as I learned to draw by copying Garfield cartoons, I learned to write by copying other people’s handwriting.
My first two handwriting heroes were Phil Collins and John Lennon: