You know, FleetingDreams, that is a very interesting point. I could never get my head around the fact that you could take any sort of course to improve one's imagination from scratch.
without first having some skill, or natural talent.
I think this is especially true. I think you have to have some form of previous creative skills to improve on.
Because lets face it, if you're not a creative or imaginative person, you wouldn't be considering being a fantasy writing in the first place.
But maybe there's another side to it, we'll just have to see what other people have to say.