I am just now seeing this, so I apologize for the delay. I do not read books on bettering one’s writing. I just live. I am a very observant person. I pay attention to details. I just write. Whatever comes to mind, I let it out the way that it is, how it introduces itself to me.
I have a great memory. This helps with writing. I play with reality and fantasy and for now, based on words from all of you, it works. I WILL, however, tell you of some of my favorite authors that I read religiously. I pull from their works, things that keep me smiling:
Octavia Butler & J. California Cooper
I honestly hope this helps. Freewrite at least once a day for two minutes. Just write what comes to mind, build it & shape it afterwards, turn it into something glorious. ☺