Before I go on, I'm going to KIV this page for my re-reading another day -
Understanding The Difference Between Type And Letteriing
Above images are my first 'serious' attempts at hand-lettering. LOL. Lots more to learn from artists below (will be adding on to this list) and hopefully one day I'll be able to share insights and tips from my own experiences in hand-lettering ...
Dawn - http://bydawnnicole.com/hand-type-tips
Karin Luttenberg - http://paperfuel.nl/stuff-paperfuel.php