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For the Procrastinating Writer: Font Match

Yes, fonts.

2 min readJan 6, 2021


I’m assuming since you’re here, you’re already procrastinating and most likely avoiding your writing project, right? Well, I’m here to help give you something to do, which, in the long run, will benefit your novel and make your characters rounder. At the very least, it’s something actually related to the world of your novel, rather than scrolling through Twitter or watching yet another cat video. #guilty

I was online — shocking — and I came across a particular font and thought,

Whoa, that’s exactly how my character would write!

And just like that, my afternoon was shot. via Giphy

You may know of this website, but it was new to me:

a magical place with a gazillion fonts to download

So many fonts, people! I decided I’d try to match a font to each one of my characters. Why? Why not?! Listen, my characters in particular are more real to me than actual people, but if that’s not the case with yours, you may want to try this out.

Your handwriting says something about you. I’d go so far as to say it’s a visual representation of your personality.

Do you write in all caps? Do you use a dark, thin line or a skinny one? Does it have loopy, swirly letters? Does it slant one way or the other? How large are the letters — in relation to each other? Is it neat or sloppy? Do you dot your i’s with hearts?

I managed to find fonts that match my characters pretty well. I actually mention two of my characters’ handwritings in the novel itself, so for Mark and Tyler, I already knew what to look for.

Here’s what I’ve found:

the fruits of my labor

So if you need something to procrastinate with, there you go! Or if you think knowing how your characters write could flesh them out, there you go! Either way, have fun. It’s strangely addicting.

Thanks for spending some time here. Happy font matching!

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