Courageous Wordsmith Collective
Amy Hallberg

Courageous Wordsmith

Amy Hallberg

Courageous Wordsmith

A sanctuary space for creative writers using simple frameworks as support.

About Us

At Courageous Wordsmith, we guide (emerging) creative writers through their narrative journeys—both shadow and light. And this is our sanctuary space. 

We're here to heal our stories and nurture our Muses together. 

We are not for everyone who wants to write a book.

We are Unapologetically Feminist, LGBTQ-Affirming, and Anti-Racist.

We believe Black Lives Matter. White supremacy hurts everyone.

We hold respect for Spirit + Humanity + Earth.

And we adore playing with words.

Are you with us?

Why This Is For You

You have stories to tell. Outwardly, your narrative might look like:

A book. A podcast. A multimedia project.

You name it.

But really this is a journey into the heart of your wisdom.

Is it your time to start (or continue) writing? Please join us.

Nobody does it alone.

In Courageous Wordsmith Collective, we bring together (emerging) creative writers to capture our big narrative arcs so that we can:

  • get clear on the stories we tell ourselves and share publicly;
  • move forward from raw inklings to inspired work;
  • and ultimately, tap into wisdom and healing through a writing process, supported by a small circle of fellow creatives within a larger collective.

We'll share what we know about writing and offer access to writers who inspire us.

You’ll receive inspiration among fellow creatives.

We’ll welcome your voice.

We can't wait to see you in our Freewriters' Salon.

Ready for a dedicated project? Want to deepen your practice?

 Join a Membership Circle. Gather with peers in a private workshop space and live Zoom events. Share writing, accountability, and meant-for-you guidance. Enjoy our Resource Library crafted especially for creative writers.

We're in this together. But remember, you'll move forward with your chosen content, in your way, at your pace.

This isn't a sprint. It's also not a marathon. It's a pilgrimage.

This story is all yours.

We're here to guide you, wherever you find yourself now.

Meet Your Guides

I'm Amy Hallberg, story mentor, developmental editor & certified master coach. 

I'm also a German-teacher-turned-award-winning author. 

I know the longing to be a writer. 

I know how creative partnerships matter. 

I know that writing is a solitary pursuit, but nobody does it alone.

Most of all I know that my book (and other big projects) would not exist without sanctuary space, compassionate witness, and cross-pollination.

That's what we're offering in Courageous Wordsmith Collective, with our Freewriters' Salon and paid Membership Circles—a small workshop group with gatherings and a resource library when you're ready for more.

Based on my experience, I'm crafting this collective with my friend Nicole Diaz.

Hi there, I'm Nicole Diaz. I'm a certified coach, creative entrepreneur, and former software executive.

I'm also a self-taught mixed media artist, teacher, and writer.

As a busy mom, I know firsthand the struggle of trying to balance career and family responsibilities.

I also understand the importance of creative practices and communities, pockets of sanctuary that nourish our lives from the inside out.

In my coaching, I help clients tap into their unique purpose and the story they're meant to share. Together, we get clear on where they're going and design simple structures to help them move forward in their creative journeys.

I get it. I really do, because I've struggled with overthinking, resistance, and confusion—the same challenges my clients face.
I also know there's a better way.

I'm so happy you're here and look forward to seeing you in the Collective!

How You Can Join

Request to join our Freewriters' Salon now.

If a Membership Circle is calling you, doors open again in May 2021. 

We want to make it very easy for you to say YES. But please know we're keeping Circles small, so if you're interested, join our waiting list.

Want to get updates on Courageous Wordsmith Collective? Sign up for Truelines, Amy's letter for Real-Life Creatives and receive her FREE e-book, Shiny Objects 101. (10 Key Tools to Access Your Muses, Face Inner Trolls & Write Your Healing Story)

Thanks for reading. Travel safely.


Amy and Nicole

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