1. Read every day.

2. Write every day (a poem, a journal entry, a short story, a vignette, a recipe, directions on how to do something or how to get somewhere, anything…just exercise that writing muscle daily).

3. Experience life.

4. Pay attention to the world with all of your senses. Readers love to taste, touch, hear and smell, as well as see  the world created for them by authors.