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    This Hand Lettering Guide Will Help You Master That Pretty Handwriting

    More relaxing hobbies in 2019, please!

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    Long before phones and computers, we all did this little thing called writing. It was typically by candlelight, using a fountain pen, and with impeccable precision and detail. Now we rely on texting and typing and — no offense — our handwriting has taken the fall for it.

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    I'll just say it: My handwriting looks like crap! And don't get me started on my cursive, because that genuinely looks like a bunch of scribbles.

    Yet here I am, seeing all of this pretty lettering on mugs and chalkboards, and I'm over here with my illegible scribbles. If you're in the same boat as me and are looking to improve your writing, then I need you to check out this hand lettering guide ($19).

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    Hand Lettering 101 provides detailed instructions for NINE different letter styles, plus tons of space for practice.

    First off, people love this helpful little book. It has a 4.3-star rating and 600+ reviews on Amazon, and I am happy to know that other people want to improve their handwriting — it's not just me!!

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    "I love this book. I used to practice watching tutorials but having this book makes a world of a difference. It is a beautiful book that includes the entire alphabet and space to trace them and practice them. It shows you how to connect letters and even make them dance! I love this book. I recommend this to beginners and people that are trying to better their technique." —C. Lopez

    The guide provides space for you to practice each letter of the alphabet, plus different words so you can see the letters in action.

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    "The best book for hand lettering I've read so far. Super helpful! Great tips and great practice. Not only is there a ton of practice pages, it gives me the tips I need to learn how to connect letters, which is the trickiest thing for me. A must get for beginner letterers! Can't wait to get better." —AlonzoFam

    And then entire phrases!

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    "Absolutely love this book. So easy to follow along and practice. I love that there's a sample for you to trace and space to practice right after. Someone mentioned half the book is blank pages but in reality, it's space to practice and I actually like it. I like to compare my handwriting side by side by the example." —Lourdes

    Hellloooo, look at this lettering IRL! Talk about a relaxing hobby.

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    "I recently ordered this work book and it's amazing! It is so practical with hands on letter drills and exercises. And it's beautifully designed as well. I've been looking for something to do that would relax my mind and that I'd enjoy. There are even fun projects to do/practice/trace with cute quotes like 'But first coffee' and 'Never give up', etc. Such a fun thing for anyone needing to intentionally slow down and relax!!" —edwin

    Now, let's get that purty penmanship.

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.69, and don't forget to grab and a lettering pen set.

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