14 Simple Ways To Actually Improve Your Handwriting

It’s never too late.

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Start by watching videos of master calligrapher Seb Lester.

Start by watching videos of master calligrapher Seb Lester.

Let's be real: handwriting (and trying to improve it) is a tedious and time-intensive task — so getting adequately motivated is the first real step. One of the easiest way to do that is by following Instagram-famous Seb Lester, whose short vids will hypnotize you into kicking off your handwriting journey.

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If you’re left-handed, get pens with fast-drying ink.

If you're left-handed, get pens with fast-drying ink.

These Uni-Ball ones are smooth, quick to dry, AND have tips that'll be able to handle pages on pages of handwriting practice. Get a pack of 10 for $10.61 here.

And for more general pen advice, read our thoughts on 13 pens here.

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Make sure you’re using the grip that’s most comfortable for your hand.

Make sure you're using the grip that's most comfortable for your hand.

Though most experts recommend a tripod grip, there's no real conclusive evidence that shows there's one grip that works better than others. The correct grip is simply one that'll help you lessen unnecessary strain on your joints and help you write smoothly and for longer periods of time without tiring out your hands.

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