The most effective way is not through listening to lectures. Nor is it through conversation. Nor through reading. The most effective way is to write seriously and regularly:
Virginia Woolf: Nothing has really happened until it has been described. Unless you catch ideas on the wing and nail them down, you will soon cease to have any.
Walter de la Mare: Until we begin to argue, we seldom attempt to define the words we are using. We may then discover how vague and inexact are the meanings that we attach to them—meanings which are not only the concern of the intellect but no less also of our feelings.
(Quoted from page 186 of How about it, Writer?, by H. Charles Romesburg. Lulu Press, 2005.)
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