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.
22 Prompts to Jog Childhood Memories ~ It’s good to write down our recollections. As vivid as the moment seems at the time, memories fade. Check out the post for a list of 22 writing prompts that will help you preserve those memories.
I feel as if I, or someone I know, wrote these 25 things! "As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted. Here are 25 things to know.