A timely feature, and bang on the (course fee) money. I looked at the Faber Academy/Curtis Brown courses a while back. At least they had a qualifying submissions system. I must admit, I fell for the Wr*ters B*reau shtick about 15 years ago - hadn't written seriously for a fair bit, and I needed a kick up the arse. I'm maybe not the best person to pronounce on their "money back guarantee" - I didn't finish the course, as it really didn't inspire me one bit - but I can see how people dive in thinking they're gonna be a star if they just do xyz.
Katie-Ellen, was that the interview on the Bestseller Experiment podcast? If so, I listened and loved it too! Straight-talking, funny and wise. And SO right on procrastination