When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you once a week, giving you plenty of time to go through your story and make the adjustments.
Today’s tip: No exclamation points!
Confirm this for yourself. Published novels don’t use exclamation points. It seems like they should, doesn’t it? We-all exclaim a lot in life and drama seems to require heightened emotion.
No. Don’t fall for it. Google this if you don’t believe me (which, I didn’t the first time I ran across it). You’ll look like an amateur.
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