Abigail K. Perry

Abigail K. Perry is an Outline and Developmental Editor with over a decade of experience in publishing and film. Some of her qualifications include: Certified Story Grid Editor, Fiction/Fantasy Writer, Agency Relations Assistant for P.S. Literary Agency, Outliner/Editor for Relay Publishing, and Monthly Columnist for DIY MFA.

Abigail earned her B.S. in TV, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University (S.I. Newhouse School of Publications) and Master’s in Secondary Education from Endicott College. She created and taught three creative writing and film courses at the high school level for several years and continues to teach writers at her local bookstore.

Abigail specializes in mentoring writers on how to outline a story that is worthwhile. (*Psst: especially ones that celebrate women, diversity, and fantastic adventures!*). For developmental editing, she focuses on character-driven stories that explore status and maturation value shifts with external performance, love, and action stakes thickening the plot. Abigail has spent over a decade learning from top writers, agents, editors, producers, and educators to master this craft, including the team at Overbrook Entertainment and Senior Literary Agent Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency.

Abigail is currently working on the Story Grid masterwork guides for Hamilton and some of the Harry Potter series (woot woot!).

She can’t wait to see all the magic you engender with your stories.

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