It's time to tell our stories even if we never have before.

Amy Hallberg, Photo © GRAY DUCK STUDIOS

There are stories you're ready to write.

How do I know? Because you're here. Those stories are coming up to heal you — and when you're ready, to shine bright.



Amy has endless patience when needed & tough love when needed. Life changing.

Kiki Kelley, Tales from a Bucket List Champ


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Courageous Wordsmith: A path through your project

Amy is the Empress of ReVisioning.
Susan, Pastor & Fiction Writer


Live into your authority.

Outwardly your story might look like:

A book. A podcast. A multimedia project.

Dig down a little deeper and it's a journey into the heart of your wisdom.

Will you answer the call?

I'm Amy Hallberg, German teacher, turned author of creative nonfiction.

Now that was a narrative journey that spanned decades. Out of my experience, here's a message for you:

If you've always wanted to be a creative writer, it's time.

You can draw inspiration from life and write beautiful stories.

I know: It's easier with compassionate witness.

That's why I founded Courageous Wordsmith.



German Awakening by Amy Hallberg, Photo by Patrick Maloney, Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Give your stories the love they deserve.

At Courageous Wordsmith, we guide creative writers through their narrative journeys — from raw inklings to beautiful books. In everything we offer, we make room for tender themes, so that you can nurture your craft.

We adore wordplay and value the unique voices of people in our world, but we are not for everyone who wants to write a book.

  • We are Unapologetically Feminist.
  • We are LGBTQ-affirming.
  • We believe Black Lives Matter.
  • We respect Spirit + Humanity + Earth.
  • We are curious and open to revision.

Does this resonate with you? You can start wherever you find yourself now.

Writing your truth can feel scary. And you don't want to just get words on the page. You want to write like an artisan, digging deep into meaning.

As a Story Mentor, I can help you move beyond the fear and release pain in old stories.

And there's relief on the other side—and yes, writing that brings joy.

What if you write your authentic stories and something wonderful happens?

You name it. I'll shine a light.



Amy Hallberg's Note to Self Cards, Photo © GRAY DUCK STUDIOS

Amy gave me a frame that I can use to see my stories, and myself, differently.
Ray, Master Coach & Nature's Wingman



How can Amy help you?