To become a prolific writer, it is important to have effective techniques. What is the best way to improve on your skill as well as your writing techniques? There are so many things that one can learn from famous writers. From the simple details that you would often overlook to the most important and crucial aspects of any written work, one can never go wrong in learning from the experts. It all starts by having your own journal where you can write down any your daily thoughts. Depending on your schedule and preference, you can set your word quotas. Renowned writers like Stephen King and Arthur Doyle each have 2,000 and 3,000 word quota. Apart from having your own journal, you have to keep on reading and reading. Make reading a habit as you can also learn and gain ideas and new perspectives from other writers. Then, you can have your own personal time for writing.