The Em Dash: When and How to Use It

The Em Dash: When and How to Use It

If you’re not using em dashes in your writing, you’re missing out on a very versatile punctuation that can replace commas, parentheses, or colons—not to mention they look pretty cool, too. Longer than an en dash and three times longer than a hyphen, the em dash (—) is...
How to Write a Poem: 9 Tips to Get You Started

How to Write a Poem: 9 Tips to Get You Started

Do you ever find yourself suddenly struck by a bolt of inspiration while sipping your morning coffee, taking the subway to work, or watching your children play in the backyard? You see or feel something that you’d love to put into words, but when you reach for a...