Take your writing to the next level

Perfect for writers who need love, support, and a kick in the pants. Stay on track!

Love Your Characters

Self-Guided Workshop Course
  • Fall in love with your characters and your readers will, too. This self-guided workshop includes videos, exercises, and how-tos. It’s set to be released by the end of summer. Pre-order and receive a $24 discount.
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Monthly Coaching

Creative Writing Instruction
  • The fastest way to better your craft and storytelling skills.
  • Do you need or want extra attention and guidance from a personal coach?
  • Submit 25 pages of fiction or 8 poems a month.
  • Monthly coaching includes up to two revisions a month, unlimited email access, and a one-hour (or more) phone conversation.
  • Save by purchasing multiple months in advance.
  • Write your novel in a year!
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Novel Evaluation

Economical Alternative
  • Perfect eval before working one-on-one with an editorial coach.
  • Evaluations look at big-ticket items, such as compelling storyline, strong structure, engaging character arcs.
  • Comes with a write-up and a one-hour (or more) phone conversation.
  • Get the kind of feedback that goes beyond workshop critiques,
  • Save time. Save money.Get your novel on the right track.
  • For novels up to approximately 400 pages.
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Comprehensive Editorial Coaching
  • Get your work ready for an agent or publication.
  • We’ll suggest tweaks to structure, pacing, and craft,
  • pinpoint critical issues and show you how to fix them,
  • give detailed explanations with examples,
  • help you say what you really want to say, and
  • set up your novel for success.
  • Together we will determine what is best for your needs.
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Happy Writers

I found my dream editor! Val's sensitivity to my manuscript made it a pleasure to work with her. She knew exactly what had to be cut and what was needed to make my manuscript soar. Val is easy to talk to and her quick turn around time is a huge plus. I can honestly say after working with Val, I have become a better writer and a client for life.

Stephanie Baldi, Fiction Writer

Stephanie Baldi

I have thoroughly enjoyed working one-on-one with Val Mathews. The editing process is so helpful to me as a writer. I completely trust Val’s judgment and spot-on suggestions. Her skills as an editor have made my stories stronger. I highly recommend Val and The Exit 271 Studio to anyone looking for editing services.

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Cynthia Wilson, Fiction Writer

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We're your biggest fans!

The Exit 271 crew is a small group of nurturing editors who make revision fun. We'll kick you in the rear but be your biggest cheerleaders, too. Along with editing the Exit 271 digital magazine for the Georgia Writers Association, we work one-on-one with writers at all levels on any type of project. Contact us, and let's chat.

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