I'm coming to the end of the Future Learning Hans Christen Andersen course and have been amazed at how much depth there is to his stories and most of the ones selected for study I already knew well. So it proves there is always something to learn. (A good thing I think!). I hope it will lead to improvements in my work as I apply some of the analytical techniques I've learned to apply to HCA's stories. I don't have a problem switching off my inner editor when drafting the story, I do see the process of creating a story as separate in itself (the editing can and does come later), but the analytical skills will be useful when it comes to editing.
And I hope others on the course develop an even greater love for fairytales. There are some pretty powerful messages behind many of them.