Courtney Harrell

Courtney is a novelist, screenwriter, and certified Story Grid editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A 20-year-veteran of the film industry, Courtney has worked on hundreds of projects, including major motion pictures, commercials, documentaries, and music videos.

She thrives on helping authors discover and develop the story they truly want to tell. Her editing approach is relaxed and creative, but grounded in the principles of great storytelling. She likes to cut through the jargon, demystify plot structure and empower novelists and screenwriters to tell their best story.

Courtney specializes in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure and Performance stories. She spends her free time revising her own LGBTQ coming of age screenplay. Find out more about her novel and screenplay editing services and her published stories on The Dark Rainbow.

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