Old-Fashioned Penmanship

I grew up in schools that still taught old-fashioned penmanship. I was terrible at cursive. Wondered, what is it about the girls that they can have such pretty hand?

As a grown-up, and a would-be cartoonist, I managed to improve my writing greatly, but if I get to writing to hastily - thoughts overrunning hand - it reverts to my fourth-grade scrawl.

Vic is right (of course) about keeping your hand in. Handwriting's a different frame of mind than typing, too. I spent several years writing each morning in a journal. Why ever did I quit? Oh, yeah.. I got the habit of reading some blog's morning threads....