Many years ago I completed a creative writing course. Initially, I couldn't see the point of writing short non fiction pieces when I wanted to write a novel. But as the course progressed the mist cleared,although each section wasn't without its challenges things did fall into place.
But, the course itself taught me that there was more to writing than just having a good idea. From sections in developing style, writing for magazines, to plotting novels. Personally, I found the course worthwhile.
How do you feel about creative writing courses?