How watching My Fair Lady can teach us the value of conscious effort in learning

How watching My Fair Lady can teach us the value of conscious effort in learning

We hosted our very first "Ask Me Anything" Session last Saturday and had a blast!

Maybelline, of OnFountainPens fame shed some light on her motivations behind building up her blog and the SFPL community, being left-handed and also her favourite boyband growing.

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She also shared some invaluable advice for beginners looking to get better. Here are some gems we found:

#1 Deconstruct and Improve

Start by learning to form letters individually - this means to write slowly, and with no joining letters. This helps you learn what strokes are exactly required for individual alphabets.

#2 Mix Things Up

Use a variety of print and cursive strokes. Scribble, write neatly - what ever it takes to discover what makes different writing styles work.

#3 Practice, Self-critique, Repeat

It's really not easy to change handwriting - it's like ingrained in our subconsciousness, just like speaking and walking, shaped since we were kids. However a good amount of conscious effort can definitely get you anywhere. If you've ever watched My Fair Lady, where Audrey Hepburn's country girl character was trained and transformed to become a high society lady - that's a great example of how you can work on anything you're trying to improve!


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