I have often been asked how people can improve their creative writing. So here are my 4 proven keys to better writing:
The fourth most important thing to do is to study the craft/techniques/art of writing.
The third most important thing to do, is to study the craft of story telling. I personally find this to be the hardest part of creative novel writing.
The second most important thing to do, is to join a writing community (there are plenty online), and invite other people to provide positive feedback on your writing.
The absolute, number one, most important thing to do, is provide positive feedback on other people’s writing (with their permission, of course). You will learn far, far more about your own writing this way than you will from other people feeding back on your writing.
Other than that, you just need to practice, practice, practice.
So that is the 4 proven keys to better writing, that I have found to consistently work.