Hi everyone, I realise that my posts so far have been questions, I apologise. I have been reading through all of the threads with great interest but I haven’t yet worked up enough confidence to post replies yet. So, please bear with me. I would like to know what, if anything, you do to improve your writing? Aside from the obvious – reading and writing. Do you do any additional study? While reading my current book, I noticed there were many words I didn’t know the meaning or if I did have some idea of the meaning, I didn’t know how to use them in a sentence. So I am now making a note of all the words that I’m unsure about and then writing them up in a word doc with their meaning and examples of how to use them. So between studying new vocabulary, reading a current novel and attempting to write mine…. It keeps me well and truly busy. Too busy. Obviously there are lots of words, which are unfamiliar to me…… LOTS. Just wondering if you guys do something similar? Any particular author or text you study? Sigh. So much to learn. Oh and before anyone suggests, I have been reading in the review room. Like I said.... not confident enough to post opinions/suggestions just yet but I'm looking forward to getting involved.