Here at the Creative Academy we love a happy story so imagine how we felt when we heard this from Creative Academy member Lis Jakobsen!

"My writing had gone fallow. I wasn’t up to thinking about writing, let alone actually doing it. Then I saw a resource mentioned by The Creative Academy. The advice to "do it only because you love it" set me back on the path. I just heard I won first prize in the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story Contest, so thank you!"

What a great reminder that even when you're struggling—hang in there. The inspiration you need might be just around the corner.

Now for your reading pleasure—here's a link to the winning story.

xo Donna, Eileen, Crystal & all the members of the Creative Academy!