Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION — 1

A Few Things to Keep in Mind 5

Taking a Sample — 8

Approaches 9

PART I | ORGANIZATION 13

Extremes and Variables 14

Baselines 16

Margins 19

Slant 23

Zones 30

Letter Size 33

Spacing 38

Pen Pressure 41

Script Form 43

Other Organizational Indicators 45

PART II | PENSTROKES 47

Capital Letters 49

Identity Words 52

The Letters T and D 54

The Letters I and J 62

The Letters M and N 64

The Letters O and A 67

The Letter S 69

The Letters U, V, and W 71

Letters Y and G 72

Connectors 76

Loops 83

Specific Penstroke Formations 86

Physical Pain/Illness 90

Signature 91

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Sources 97

Glossary 99

About the Author 107

 

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