Practice: Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual

I started practice out of Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual by Eleanor Winters.  I ordered this book from an online source.  I can't remember for certain, but I believe it was Barnes and Noble. 

Anyway, within the introduction and first chapter I have already picked up some pointers to sharpen up my calligraphy skills.  In some instances, I don't think I was holding the nib (I like the Brause 66EF flexible nib) with even pressure on both tips of the nib, which created fuzzy strokes.  I also tend to apply a little too much pressure.  I learned to avoid the the 'italic thrust' in the arches of some of the letters. I also, picked up a tip on forming lowercase 'H', 'K', and  'L' that will help me form them better.  I will be using the Brause 66EF and walnut ink on marker paper.  I am very excited.  I am improving already.