As you become comfortable, reduce the size of the air-letters you make.
If you have access to a chalkboard or a stick and a fence (or even a finger and a wall), write on them.
If you can get hold of a first-graders Big Chief tablet, which offers big lines with a dotted line between two bold lines, use it.
Theres a reason children start out writing big and the letters get smaller as they get older and more skilled-thats the easiest way to learn.
Theyll give you a feel for the muscles you need to use and writing on a vertical surface makes it virtually impossible to finger-write.
(If youre one of the people who cant write on a blackboard because you keep wanting to shrink the writing down so your fingers can do it, this is really important for you.) If you keep wanting to hunch up close and put your hand on the chalkboard or wall to write, resist the urge! Remember: Your fingers should move very little and your wrist even less.The first thing you must have (beg, buy, borrow or steal it) is patience and gentleness with yourself. If you finger-write, that is the first, most important thing you must un-learn: Put up signs everywhere to remind you. I recommend working in your familiar position unless its really bad.Write it in the butter, on the shaving mirror, stick notes in the cereal boxes. I hesitate to include this, because it sounds much more difficult than it is . Whats essential is that you be comfortable, the pen feel balanced and you have no tension in your hand.Sit up straight, but not stiffly; dont sit hunched over or slumped.Dont worry too much about this position stuff; the important thing is what makes you feel relaxed and comfortable.to improve your handwriting and youre probably hoping a fountain pen will do the trick -- maybe a friend told you it would.Maybe youre just adventurous and you want to try your hand at calligraphy (or you might, once your handwriting improves). A fountain pen may make your writing look a bit better, but if your writing looks as if frenzied chickens got loose on the page, chances are this wont be enough.You must use the shoulder-girdle and forearm muscles.This muscle group is capable of much more intricate action than you think and tires much less easily than fingers, besides giving a smooth, clean, sweeping look to the finished writing.Youll feel your shoulder, arm, chest and some back muscles doing most of the work. Youll both have fun, you wont feel so alone, and itll be good for the childs handwriting, too.If you dont have a kid, tell your co-workers youre improving your financial karma or hexing your boss.