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.
✐ DAILY WEIRD PROMPT ✐ “ THE BOX Write about a character who wakes up one morning to find a strange box at their door. The catch? This character has no idea where this box came from. The box is an ancient artifact, said to give the.