"It's because I'm a writer," I say as I bookmark the page on natural poisons and the page on how quickly one would die when stabbed. <----- "I am a writer" I say as I search the internet for how to get away with kidnapping
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.