To take some of the pressure off, I recommend playing your stock shot whenever you can. For me, it’s a draw. I’ll curve it right to left into a green (left) even if danger is on the left because I’m more confident doing that than trying to fade it away from the trouble.
But to learn how to curve the ball either way, use this drill. Place a stake in the ground 10 yards in front of you (above), and try to hit draws or fades around it. The goal is to start your ball on one side of the stake and have it curve to the opposite side.
You’ll be surprised how this helps you naturally change your swing shape to make the ball curve where you want it to go. You can also use this as a visual image when you play.