100 Ways To Be Creative: Change Your Handwriting

#13 on my 100 Ways To Be Creative list is to change your handwriting for the length of an entire letter. I chose to do this activity on National Handwriting Day, which was this past Wednesday. On Wednesdays I teach a class at work called Promoting Creativity. This week I had the class analyze each others’ handwriting and try to change their handwriting. While they wrote, I also wrote. I wrote a pointless letter to Suzie, who you might remember from #72/100.

Some of the things I learned about handwriting that can represent personality traits include slant, pressure, compression, and loopiness. (I’m naturally a pretty loopy writer.) For this, I tried to write in all caps, while turning my paper the opposite direction I usually do. It was strange and it’s really hard to break a habit like this. Constant awareness required.

Have you ever tried to change your handwriting? How’d it go?

Check out the Letter Writers Alliance’s mail call in relation to Handwriting Month.
Red Letter Day also did a nice post to honor January 23rd.