Today’s Writing Tip

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Don’t over-use exclamation points! Save them for where they’re really needed! They should only be used for emphasis! Using too many gets annoying and reduces their impact!

This applies even if it’s a very intense chase or fight scene! It may work in comic books or even some graphic novels, but not in most stories! They work well to show surprise or an unexpected event, but lose their impact if there are too many! The story action should tell the reader if something is exciting and sustain the suspense, not the punctuation alone!