"a talented editor who goes beyond the big picture...to take good ideas to the next level"
Abigail Perry is a talented editor who goes beyond the big picture and delves deep into the details of internal and external character motivation, three-act structure, sub plots, and so much more. She is an excellent talent spotter who can determine market readiness, and enjoys working closely with the material and client to take good ideas to the next level.
VP and Senior Literary Agent
at P.S. Literary
"In my five years of writing up to this point, I have never received the thorough, hands-on, down-to-the-core writing advice she's given me."
"Abigail is tremendously helpful and saved my first pages! In my five years of writing up to this point, I have never received the thorough, hands-on, down-to-the-core writing advice she's given me. Before working with her, I often found writing advice to be somewhat vague: 'Voice! Character! Worldbuilding!' But the thing about Abigail is that she shows you how. She specifically explained and walked me through how to make my characters stronger, how they can show urgency, and—most importantly—how I can get the reader to really connect with the characters. Additionally, she helped me navigate the first scene and organize the events in a way that heightened the stakes and climax. My first chapter is significantly better because of Abigail. I actually think it might be able to compete in the slush pile now!"
YA Fantasy Writer
"She has the innate ability to take a complex concept related to film or publishing and deconstruct it in a way that makes the understanding accessible for the burgeoning writer or filmmaker."
An impressive component of Abby’s skills set is her ability to impart her knowledge to others. She has the innate ability to take a complex concept related to film or publishing and deconstruct it in a way that makes the understanding accessible for the burgeoning writer or filmmaker. The development in her students over the course of the year is a testament to this ability.
At the end of the year, her students leave the course with a marked increase in their understanding of film and publishing as well as their ability to effect that understanding into a creative, engaging product. Working with young adults is often challenging. Teaching students the art of creative writing and filmmaking is a nuanced skill. Abby’s ability to teach these elements to students is reflective of her command of the material and her ability to guide any creative individual. I have no doubts she will have success working with writers of all abilities and levels. She will undoubtably bring out the creativity and imagination of those writers in the same way she did with her students.
20-year High School English Teacher,
Department Head and CTL
"She helped me through the messy parts of my work, training me to know when to be my own editor and when I need to just write."
I walked into Mrs. Perry’s creative writing class the beginning of junior year with no experience other than my own grit and persistence to write. Two years later I walked out with more than I ever could have asked for. It wasn’t just her teaching and editing skills that helped me understand the flaws in my own work; she taught us how to think for ourselves, how to ask why we are writing , and why we should be asking why.
Motivating teenagers to find their voice and their passion for writing is no easy task, especially in an environment like school. But no matter the day, Mrs. Perry never failed to find a way to reach us, whether it was breaking down the critical parts of a scene from a movie or letting us write until we got our own scene just right. She helped me through the messy parts of my work, training me to know when to be my own editor and when I need to just write. Thanks to Mrs. Perry, I learned how to outline the core foundational scenes in my novel, and I’m in the process of completing my first manuscript. She sparked a newfound passion and drive for writing in me, just as she does with everyone she works with.