Oh no, my eyes are bleeding... I've just read an article from a new writer, with 20 exclamation marks in 553 words. Luckily, the fix is simple: a fast search and replace to replace all the exclamation marks with periods.
Please don't over-use exclamation marks. Better yet, don't use them at all.
I HATE exclamation marks with a passion.
Editors hate them too -- a book editor at a major publishing house once told me that she counted exclamation marks. If there was more than one in every ten pages, she passed on the manuscript.
Do yourself a favor and eliminate all exclamation marks.
You don't need them, and they can lose you writing jobs and contracts.
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