I read an interview with a writing teacher in Forbes. Trust me, I don’t read Forbes. The article came up when I Googled “ridiculous things writing teachers say.” He said creative writing courses were a waste of time, because 99.5% of his students didn’t have what it takes to succeed as authors. DUH. Of course they don’t. 99.50% of all people who study art, or music or acting or ballet don’t either. That’s why we so admire the ones who do. But, unless he’s a terrible teacher (serious possibility), his students should at least end up better writers. That’s worth a lot, I think. Don’t you?