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This month’s cure: Font Runner
What the cure is: Changing the font you use when you write.
Why the cure will help: A recent trend in changing one’s font has proven to increase productivity in writing, and well, it’s fun.*
Fantasy Font Suggestions: Algerian, Matura MT Script Capitals, Old English Text (if you can read it). Anything that screams Lord of the Rings or Medieval England.
Sci-Fi Font Suggestions: Magneto and AR Destine. Anything that gives the font a futuristic sort of feel.
Thriller Mystery Font Suggestions: Chiller and AR Darling. Something that screams . . . well, screams.
Romance Font Suggestions: Anything curly and flowery such as Curlz MT and most of the Lucida style fonts.
Children’s Book Font Suggestions: Jokerman and Goudy Stout. Operative words: silly and big.
MG/YA Font Suggestions: Depending on the subgenre: Alternate Gothic2, Berlin Sans FB Demi, SHTupo.
Other Genre Suggestions: Believe it or not, most writers suggest taking up Comic Sans. This ghastly font by all design standards actually is easier on the eyes because of its sans-serif nature. As a playwright, I’m also a personal fan of Broadway, but most would deem that font to be an acquired taste.
*Please change it back to Times New Roman, 12 pt. when you submit it to an agent or publisher.