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The 10th rule of writing Chinese calligraphy in cursive script allows for a change of the starting point of the initial stroke. This cursive script rule offers one more tool that enhances the expressiveness and fluctuant nature of cursive script.
Changing of the initial position of writing a stroke alters the appearance and balance of the whole character. If you look at the character 大, you will notice that the horizontally rectangular form of this character in standard script (楷書). To fluently and freely apply the rule #10, one has to master and understand the proper stroke order of Chinese characters in standard script.
The ten rules of writing Chinese calligraphy in cursive script are the foundation and the elemental knowledge required for mastering both reading and writing in running hand.
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