Friday, April 5, 2013
EXCLAMATION POINT ! ! ! ! !
IS THERE EVER AN APPROPRIATE MOMENT IN YOUR WRITING TO USE EXCLAMATION POINTS?!!!!!
Not if it's written well.
If you feel the need to use an exclamation point in your writing, revisit your word choices.
"If you pick the right words and shorten your sentence structure at the desired moment, your emphasis will come across without exclamation points" (WRITING YA FICTION FOR DUMMIES, p. 172).
Challenge yourself to not use the exclamation point. Rethink and revise instead.
Do you agree or disagree?