Cursive writing is a good skill if you want to handwrite a letter, journal entry, or invitation. Start improving your typing skills by making customizations. You can then practice lowercase and uppercase italics and work your way through the alphabet. Be sure to hone your technique too by practising once a day and challenging yourself to italicize long sentences or paragraphs.


Sit in a chair at a desk. Make sure you’re seated in a relaxed chair at a desk that’s a few inches overhead your thighs. Your feet want to be flat on the floor as you sit upright in the chair. Keep your back straight and your bears relaxed.

Do not write at a desk that is too low or too high. Make sure you don’t have to bend or strain to sit comfortably at your desk.

Use A Felt Tip Ink Pen.

You can also use a gel pen, which releases a nice, flowing line of ink. Dark ink, like blue or black, makes it easier for you to see the ink on the page.

You can also use a pencil to write in cursive, especially if you want the ability to erase your letters and start over. Get a B pen with a triangular body as it lays smoother on the paper and is easier to write on.

Write on lined paper, so your letters are similar in size and shape. Look for lined paper with a dotted line down the middle of each line. You can find the lined cursive paper at your local school supply store or online.

If you prefer plain paper, so you have more room to try out the smooth, flowing movements of cursive, you can use that. However, it can be more difficult to make your letters smooth on paper without lines.

Angle The Paper

. If you’re right-handed, make sure the top-right and bottom-left corners of your paper line up with your nose. Using your left arm to hold the paper steady. If you’re left-handed, the top-left and bottom-right corners should line up with your nose, with your right arm holding the paper securely.

Tilting the paper makes it easier for you to tilt the letters as you write. Italic letters should be slanted 35 degrees up and to the right.

Use your non-writing hand to change the paper up as you write. This will ensure your writing is smooth and controlled. Guide the paper with your hand so that you always write at an angle.

Hold the pen or pencil slightly at a 45-degree angle.: The pen or pencil should be resting on your middle finger and held in place by your thumb and forefinger. Maintain a loose and relaxed grip. Do not hold the pen or pencil so tightly that your fingernails turn white or your fingers become stiff.

Create Italic Lowercase Letters

Practice “too”. Then rock back to form the biased “o” shape of the “a”. Trace the topmost of the spotted line at the end of the “o” and drop back down, ending your descent below the dotted line Make a curved path from the bottom line to the dotted line..

Enter “c”. Trace from the bottom up to the dotted line that curves to the right. Swing back to form a slanted “o” shape, but instead of closing the “o” end the stroke just below the dotted line.

Once you’ve mastered “a” and “c,” try writing letters that follow similar strokes like “d,” “q,” and “g.”

Try “I”. To italicize “i”, draw an upstroke to the dotted line. Then swipe down to the bottom row. Finally, place the dot over the middle of the “i”, just above the dotted line.

Practice you”. Trace to the dotted line. Then slide down to the bottom line and curve to meet the dotted line again. Finish by dashing down on the dotted line.

You can also try other letters that shadow similar strokes, like “w” and “t”.