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Well! That! Is! A lot of exclaiming!

Here’s my take on the never ending debate over our friend the exclamation mark. Personally, I find comments such as ‘never use it’ insane. Advice to use it three times at most in 100,000 words (Elmore Leonard) – impossible!   So, here’s a simple rule I use – maybe you can too.   If, at …

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