Thursday, November 19, 2009


Fonts and Writing Style

by LuAnn Schindler

When you're composing on your computer, do you tend to select one font more than another? Sure, Times New Roman is common in the publishing world, but do you long to use other fonts that express your personality?

At times, I do. And some times, I compose in those fonts because it makes sense in my mind. It adds an edge to my writing, especially when writing fiction. It's a visual cue that allows me to see how a character sounds. It's a personality trait that formulates a picture and maps the story arc.

Does a certain font describe your personality? I took a ten-question quiz on the Independent Lens webpage that discusses the history of print.

According to the quiz, I'm Edwardian Script. I believe that's fairly accurate: I'm a true romantic at heart; nothing gets my juices flowing more than flowery, flutterly love.

What font are you? Does it describe your personality?

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Blogger Angela said...

Hi Annie,

I took the quiz and I'm helvetica. Figures! I love that font. ;)

Did you see the PBS documentary associated with the quiz? It's awesome. It's all about the history of helvetica and what designers have used the font, etc. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It's entertaining even if you aren't a designer.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Hi Angela,

I did see the PBS documentary. It's cool!

1:12 PM  

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