The process of writing something with a pen or pencil is handwriting. And you can call the way you write your handwriting too. By the time you finish the handwriting of a hundred Christmas cards, your handwriting will probably be illegible.

When you're taking notes or working on your novel, your process can involve typing, dictating, or handwriting — scrawling on a piece of paper with a pen. Your typical style of scrawl is also called your handwriting — it's the script in which you write. Doctors are kind of famous for having terrible handwriting, while elementary school teachers tend to have very tidy, legible handwriting.

Definitions of handwriting
  1. noun
    the activity of writing by hand
    handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis”
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    the act or art of writing in shorthand
    the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document)
    execution, execution of instrument
    (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable
    type of:
    committal to writing, writing
    the activity of putting something in written form
  2. noun
    something written by hand
    “she recognized his handwriting
    synonyms: hand, script
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    shorthand, stenography, tachygraphy
    a method of writing rapidly
    cursive, cursive script, longhand, running hand
    rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
    calligraphy, chirography, penmanship
    beautiful handwriting
    cacography, scratch, scrawl, scribble
    poor handwriting
    a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts
    a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings
    a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
    round hand
    a clearly written style of longhand with large round curves
    chicken scratch
    cramped or illegible handwriting
    an illegible scrawl
    type of:
    letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language
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