Hi, I'm not looking to cut corners but what is the best way to develop a good writing technique or writing skills? I feel like my writing is very basic. I guess it has a lot to do with vocabulary, but are there other areas I should improve? I'm interested in scientific writing, my background is in psychology and I there is a vast range of topics I could and would like to write about. It sounds great in my head, but as soon as I try to put it down on a paper, the text is very simple. I have been told that my writing is very straighforward and to the point, but sometimes I'd like to make it more entertaining. But it seems like I'm stuck in the 'straighforward' kind of writing and when I do try to spice it up a little, it sounds fake and stupid. I suppose I need to read more. But is there something I could do with the text that I read? How do you guys work on your technique?