Jane Austen was one of the most beloved authors of the 19th century. She wrote all her novels by sitting in company and paying attention to what people said.
Ernest Hemingway was one of the most read authors of the 20th century. When he sat down to write, he chopped away adverbs, adjectives, and description. He told the whole story through dialogue and action.
Listen like Austen, to catch every detail. Write like Hemingway, to be read.