Writers, don’t forget to read books. Especially books in your genre that your readers would enjoy. You’re not wasting time. You’re studying!
In fact, you can locate a particularly gifted writer in your genre. Get out different-colored highlighters and mark the dialogue, the words conveying emotion, the description, and so on. Figure out your particular weak spot and study how this person gets around it.
Read the same chapter multiple times.
And, don’t forget, just read for fun too. Save the reading for the hours of the day that aren’t prime time for writing for you.
And if your family thinks you’re being lazy, tell them it’s all about honing your craft.