How to Improve Your Handwriting With a Ball Point Pen

Updated July 21, 2017

Practice gripping the pen as you write so you are holding it neither too tightly nor too loosely. Your handwriting becomes shaky the tighter you grip a pen, and the fingers should be used to guide a pen rather than being used to create the letters.

Take your time as you write. When you write in a hurry, you are less articulate with your penmanship.

Pay attention to your writing. Don't let your mind wonder and daydream, and don't pay attention only to what you're writing. Pay attention to the letters you are forming. The more aware you are of your writing, the better your handwriting will be.

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  • Practice writing with different styles of pens. Some people write better with fountain pens, some with fine-point ballpoint pens and others with medium ballpoint pens. Find the pen that you like best, that feels the most comfortable and that your writing looks best in.

Things Needed

  • Ballpoint pen
  • Paper

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Tammatha R. Conerly has been writing professionally since 2004 and is a freelance writer, reporter and photographer. Conerly has worked as a correspondent for several newspapers in Louisiana, Wyoming and Idaho. Conerly is the President and CEO of The WRITE Business Solutions, which she founded in late 2004.