Ultimately not, but from different approaches:
I fall between those two camps. I took 2 classes in creative writing 28 years ago in CEGEP (junior college here in Quebec. Grades 12 and 13 in the rest of Canada). I learned the mechanics of writing there, but writing quality much later. I finished those classes frustrated in fact.
BIC (butt in chair) is I find the only true way to get better at the craft. In fact, it’s the methodology of NaNoWriMo. A philosophy that I should use more often…
- NaNoWriMo in April? That’s News to Me! (lindathorlakson.wordpress.com)
- Q&A: Pierre Moreau talks scrapping CÉGEPs, immigration issues (cbc.ca)
- Writers In[Tents] (theunconventionalhousewife.com)