There are three things most writers would encourage you to do:
- Read, read, read. Because reading of any kind at all— anything at all — improves your world view and subconsciously teaches you how those writers did what they did. But reading in the genre you wish to write in gives you added insight into how to write that particular genre.
- Write, write, write. Because practice makes perfect and that applies to writing as much as to any other craft. But, again, writing in the genre you wish to aspire to teaches more specific skills than just writing in general because there are so many different kinds of writing that learning one doesn’t necessarily mean you can do other kinds as well.
- Learn, learn, learn. Because no one ever stops learning and writers well into their eighties and nineties still take classes and read how-to books and talk to each other about how to improve their craft. Not how to learn it but how to improve it.