Analyzing Writers’ Personalities From Their Handwritten Manuscripts

Jane Austen’s plan for a novel

The slight right slant suggests a writer who is “compliant” and “outgoing.” The long lower loops on her letters indicate a “strong physical drive,” and the defined left margin shows her to have a strong interest in her future, indicating one who is ambitious and “socially oriented.” Kind of like a lady who would spend all her time writing novels about social events.