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.
5 tips on how to write dialogue
Writing dialogue is super, super important. Here are 5 tips to get you started.
Vladimir Nabokov wrote most his novels on x note cards, keeping blank cards under his pillow for when inspiration struck. Seen here: a draft of 'Lolita'.
An English Teacher's Plea to Keep "Said" Alive
Improving dialogue writing tips and a convincing plea to end "Said is dead.
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