Do you jump right in when you're writing and let your muse take you where she will, or are you a planner?
I find that I'm a little of both, actually. It certainly depends on the day, but mostly, it depends on the task at hand. I have dabbled in many a technique, thus discovering that the index card is probably my favorite. I can take them wherever I go, so that when inspiration streaks in, or that one quick thought, I can jot it down to spur my imagination later.
Many days are spent in learning the craft a little better. With so many wonderful books on the market, I am constantly feeling the need to update my skills. I want to be the best writer that I can be.
If I'm not writing, practicing writing techniques, tweeting and learning new techniques from more experiences authors, I'm reading about writing. And, of course, there's my biggest weakness of all, the latest bestseller, be it suspense, young adult, mystery, historical fiction, etc. I just can't seem to resist a good book. It's all in the name of research, right?
Good luck in your endeavors to improve your on-going techniques and writing style. May your muse be with you at all times.