Elmore Leonard's Rules for Writing - A Tribute to a Great Writer [infographic] Personally, I disagree with a few of these. But some of them are helpful. Who says you have to agree? If we all wrote the same, it'd be so boring.
I stumbled across Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing and thought I'd post it. This is good advice, but I think a couple of them go a little too far. I'm sure you could get away with as many as 3 or 4 exclamation points in a word story.