Elizabeth Gilbert – author of The Big Magic said you don’t need a creative writing degree to become a published author.
She did not have such a degree herself. But she studied Political Science at Uni (I think – don’t quote me). She also took creative writing classes and read a lot. In fact she read from an early age, and at some point began studying the content in connection with her own writing. She also probably had a natural writing talent.
That being the case – What chance do I have?