The strategy of faking it till you make it is no doubt a good one to achieve what you want in your life. But it doesn't apply everywhere in everything especially when it comes to art and creativity related stuff. It might rain many wannabes's parade, we can't be who we are not, no matter how hard we try. We can't change certain things in us. One of them is our true nature.
For example, if we are by nature not authentic, creative, original and deep, we can't be the one. Achievements is something else. With hard work and grit, all us can be an achiever.
I know few bunch of people who are not that deep as they try to be. It is just not in them. Yes, they are hard workers. They post poems and other literary material on their Facebook on daily basis. Almost every famous literature is read by them. They have made good impression of themselves.
Then, I got a chance to have a conversation with them in real. And believe me, it was so basic. They were faking it to prove themselves. There was no such depth. Neither their experience was that huge. Reading books or poetry can't make you a creative person. It even can't give you that depth because you don't have that heart to feel. You haven't feel that pain. Nor it can contribute to any sort of creativity if you by nature is conservative, close minded and follower type. When happens actually is that we try hard, get into routine and somehow reach there. And that's it.
The difference between a trained and authentic is so obvious. It shows off. Lack of authenticity will always be missing.
You sure can try hard but if it is not real then it is not. Being authentic is daring. We should always be on our way of finding our true self.