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The only method that I can think of that you've missed off your list is practice. Write as much as you can and put it in front of native English speakers (especially Americans, since that's the dialect you're going for, but other native English speakers probably won't hurt either). Interacting with native speakers can also help in general, so it might help ...


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Why not write your first book in the first person POV, with the narrator a Russian? You won't have to fake the Russian "accent." One good thing about Americans: we don't mind when our language is butchered. :-) Look at how successful Chekov was as a character on Star Trek. So, you'd be writing in English (which would be good practice, no matter what) ...


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EvilSoup is right. If you've got English grammar and spelling down--the meat and potatoes of any language--then the next step is to practice it. 'Literary' American English is so wonderfully diverse! There's really no single style and it's constantly evolving. My suggestion? Don't try to "study" and "memorize" anything--talk to Americans, ask them about ...



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