Story Mentorship


Welcome to your path through Courageous Wordsmith.

I'm so excited to share these offerings with you. From our Free Writers' Salon on Mighty Networks to 1:1 coaching, you can find direction for your project here.

I help (emerging) creative writers translate real life into words.

Is this you? Read on, and if you're interested, reach out.

Amy @ Courageous Wordsmith


Amy has a beautiful way of highlighting what’s good while at the same time gently pointing me in the direction to grow as a writer.
Mary, Mind / Body / Nutrition Coach

Amy's ability to observe life while it's in process is a very special, uncommon gift.
Keri Mangis, Author of Embodying Soul

When you're stuck in a pattern and trying to untangle your mind, Amy is excellent at helping sort through whatever you're bringing to the table.
Jen, Music Teacher & Textile Artist

A Path Through Your Project

Want to collaborate on writing? Let's start where you find yourself now.

Time with me can include life coaching, creative process, story & writing development, production guidance, and editing at all stages.

What's your story asking of you?

Meet me Beginning, Middle, End — or anywhere in between.

Amy Hallberg, Story Mentor, Editor & Master Life Coach

Start the process here.

Amy's enthusiasm, wit, and freakishly perceptive antennae make her perfect for this role.
Katherine Quie, Neuropsychologist, Author of Raising Will & Founder of ADHD&U

Start the process here.

Mentorship Part 1

You know that Book / Podcast / Project that's calling you?

You're ready to explore, to figure out what it really wants to become.

And likely you're feeling palpable creative tension. It can freak you out. It points over there and says, "Look away." But you can't. This matters too much.

You feel that big vision of what you imagine, alongside the getting there part.

Maybe (likely) you're healing or facing a major transition while you gear up to write.

There's so much you don't know. And it's powerful but also tender. That's the reality of Creative Process.

I can help you find the path through this process, along with suitable tools.

I can show you what I see and help you give it voice.

Begin the process here.

There's no better time to start.

Uncover your magic in Story Finding.


I needed to fine tune a piece of writing for my mom's memorial service. Amy took time to sit with me. She helped me shape my thoughts and feelings into a much shorter and far more eloquent piece.
Christi, Interior Designer

Amy is the real deal.
Jillian Rae, Musician & Songwriter

Amy gets creatives. She speaks our language and gets what we do. She quickly boiled down 30 years of experience into 3 points I can use in all my marketing. That's good wordsmithing!
Jennifer, Graphic Designer

I knew I would succeed in medical school and my story was my ticket to acceptance. Amy asked questions I didn't think were pertinent. They turned out to be critical to my purpose.
Eryn, Medical Doctor

Amy has a good heart for people. She knows when to push, when to back off, and when to change course. Her first priority is always what's the best way to work with this person, and what's going to help the most.
Candice, Guidance Counselor