Mirrored or inverted writing is an easy and fun way to make your writing harder to read. To write mirrored, write a sentence or paragraph backwards as the text would appear in a mirror. When learning to write in this way, you can use reference materials such as an alphabet chart, reverse text generator, or practice sentences. Practice whenever you can until you master the technique. With a little dedication and patience, you can write mirrored easily.
Method 1 of 2: Using reference material
Step 1. Make an alphabet reference chart to easily see the inverted letters
Creating a guide can help you practice writing lyrics more easily. To do this, take a piece of paper, write each letter of the alphabet, and write the corresponding mirrored letter below it.
- For example, take a sheet of paper and write "a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z". Then write "ɒ, d, ɔ, b, ɘ, ʇ, ϱ, ʜ, i, į, ʞ, l, m, n, o, q, p, ɿ, ƨ, υ, υ, v, w, x, γ, z" to create the mirror guide.
- Don't worry about practicing the lowercase i, l, o, t, v, w, x, as they often look the same in both directions.
Step 2. Use an online reverse text generator to practice easily
Search for “mirrored text generator” online and choose a site from the list of options. Write the text you want to use for practice and click "Invert" or something like that if you have to do this on the chosen site. You can often print text directly from the website. Then just practice looking at the mirrored text.
If you don't have the option to print directly from the chosen website, copy the text into a Word document and select "Print" from the "File" menu
Step 3. Try to copy a normally written sentence to practice mirror writing
Another option is to use a commonly printed phrase to help you get used to it. Choose any sentence you like, start it on the left side of the paper, write your sentence clearly and legibly, then try writing it backwards, starting on the right side of the paper.
- You can keep writing the sentence up to five times to get the hang of the technique.
- For example, write "I'm learning to write mirrored" on the left side of the page. Then move the pen to the right side of the sheet and try to write "obɒʜlǝqƨǝ ɿǝvǝɿɔƨǝ ɒ obnǝbnǝɿqɒ υoɈƨǝ υƎ" from right to left.
Step 4. Use your reference materials to write inverted until you get used to it
You can use one or all of these options to help you learn. Use whichever method works best for you and practice regularly until you no longer need the guide.
Method 2 of 2: Practicing the Basic Technique
Step 1. Write at least one mirror sentence per day if it fits into your routine
The best way to develop your skills is to practice often. Aim to write at least one sentence a day to work on your skills, as this is a small commitment that you can easily fit into your routine.
- For extra training, try writing three or five sentences a day.
- Practice with a reference guide for as long as you need to. Then try writing the inverted sentence without help.
Step 2. Always use the same notebook when practicing to record your progress
Choose a notebook with or without a spiral to use and document all your attempts in it. That way you can easily see how you got started and how much you've improved, which can be a great source of motivation.
At first, your lyrics may seem clumsy. Practice with dedication to improve their form
Step 3. Record the time of each practice session to see its development
Before starting to practice, open the timer on your smartphone, press “Start” immediately before starting and “Stop” when you finish the mirror phrase. Write down the time it took on the same page in the notebook. By doing this every time you practice, you can see how much you've improved over time.
This helps you see direct results of your skill development
- To check your inverted writing attempt, hold the paper in front of a mirror to see if it's clear. That way, you can make adjustments to improve your lyrics and ensure they're facing in the right direction.
- If it doesn't work on the first try, no problem! It can take some practice and dedication to master this technique.
- In some cases, mirror writing is used to encode language for encryption.