When's the last time you tried to write a letter without typing on a keyboard? Chances are the last time you held a pen was back in school, and your penmanship skills has probably ceased to exist by now.
But don't fret over your inability to hold a pen properly. According to Dyas A. Lawson of PaperPenalia, good penmanship doesn't always involve excellent finger
control over the pen. Below she explains the difference between writing with your fingers and using your shoulders, and why using your shoulders is better:
People who inevitably have trouble with handwriting and calligraphy write with their fingers. They "draw" the letters. A finger-writer puts the full weight of his/her hand on the paper, his fingers form the letters, and he picks his hand up repeatedly to move it across the paper as he writes.
People for whom writing comes more easily may rest their hands fairly heavily on the paper, but their forearms and shoulders move as they write. Their writing has a cadence that shows they're using at least some of the right muscle groups. They don't draw the letters with their fingers; the fingers serve more as guides.
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