Learning the craft of writing takes time and effort, but provides many dividends. The simple mistakes no longer plague us because we're familiar with the right way of expressing ourselves. If we do write stilted dialogue, it will bother us. We'll know something is amiss.
Setting, motivation, and deep POV are areas where I need improvement. Guess where my attention will be focused for the next few months. I need to study the real deal, so I can spot the problems in my work.
How do you overcome your writing weaknesses? Do you bury yourself in craft books? Practice exercises? I'd like to know.