I'm relatively new to writing. I'm curious as to what skills you're actually improving when you practice writing. Especially when you lack a writing group or someone to point out what you're doing wrong and what you can improve. I worry that even with a little practice every day I still won't improve. I worry that a year down the line I'll still be making the same fundamental mistakes that I'm making now. I'm still in High school mode were I need my English teacher to point at everything I'm doing wrong and tell me what exactly my problem is and how I can improve it. So it's a little discouraging knowing I don't have something like that now. I wrote 300 words last night (trying to do a minimum of 300 words just to get myself in the habbit of writing everday) but I just don't see how the next 300 words or the 300 words in a months time will be any improvement. Am I developing skills without my weaknesses being pointed out?