I have learned that to be a better writer you should have a full life and do things. Lots of different kinds of things.
Today that thing was deer hunting for me.
It is opening day in Virginia. Twelve minutes after sunrise I was done for the day. I harvested a nice eight point buck.
I had a new knife and a new coat. I learned things from both that I can useful in future writing. Even sitting quietly in the forest teaches me things. There is lots of time to think as well. n the quiet fresh air.