I've been trying to improve my writing for a bit now, and for the most part I've been focusing on the more conceptual parts, like what makes a interesting character, controlling the pacing and flow of the narrative, keeping dialogue believable and interesting etc. But what I've recently noticed is that when it comes to the actual nuts and bolts of writing I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing. I've picked up on a few basics, like avoiding filtering, changing up the sentence structure, finding stronger verbs, and using adjectives sparingly, but thats pretty much it. It feels like I'm just throwing out whatever sounds good and hoping it works out. Do you guys have any rules or ideas that might help?