How to Write English Script Letters

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Things You'll Need

  • Thin sheets of paper
  • Pencil

English script lettering is a spiky, graceful way of writing that evokes images of 19th-century England. While this method of writing may look difficult, it is, in fact, easy to do if you have some patience and an artistic eye.

Find an example of English script letters that you like (see Resources).

Take a thin piece of paper and cover the alphabet you have selected; make sure the paper is thin enough for you to clearly see through to the letters.


Trace the alphabet with a pencil several times.

Using a fresh sheet of paper and the original alphabet as a visual guide, slowly and carefully draw the English script letters by freehand.


Write words using the letters. Use a variety of words so you can practice the entire alphabet.



  • Repeat your tracing exercises if you feel your freehand work does not look enough like English script lettering.

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