Billy. If you wanted to know the best tip on using english you didn't have to ask the masses. You shoudda just asked me. Think of the spinning ball as your enemy or, at least, an advisary. It throws both the cue ball and the object ball. While being necessary in some instances and notably fun to spin it, sometime try my practice method: I chalk my tip good then take all of the chalk away. As you hit the balls, you will pay more attention to exactly where you are hitting the cue ball, thus refining your aim and you will start using less extreme english (cue tip away from dead center) which doesn't require chalk and you will find mild english is much more reiable because the ball doesn't curve and will suffice in almost every instance where you need english (just avoid long draw shots). Sometime, after an hour or so of this you'll run out real good.
It wooooooooooooooooooorks, Sir William