How to use em dashes
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Denise and Louise discuss em dashes, or em rules, and how to use them in fiction and non-fiction writing.

Listen to find out more about:

  • Parenthetical use
  • Indicating a new speaker
  • Indicating omission
  • Profanity
  • Showing faltering speech
  • Conveying end-of-line interruptions

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‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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