If you've tried and tried with brush lettering but can't seem to get that characteristic brush lettered look, head over to this tutorial and practice this technique. It might be just what you need to have an aha moment.
Be honest, did you learn the basics before you decided to jump into doing brush calligraphy? I didn't think so. I made the same mistake, but I learned from it, and now I want to share with you something that will help you too.