Re-Share: Punctuate to Impress with the Versatile Em dash! • Career Authors

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on
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  1. Great share, thanks Sis <3

  2. Ah, the em dash. I love them too much and always have to go back to see if I could use something else instead for variety.
    Interesting the statement that putting a space before and after the dash is WRONG — I hate to say it, but that depends on what country you are in. In England, the spaces are correct.

    • I know there are huge differences between American and British English. Frankly, if I’m reading a book or poetry by a foreign author I expect those differences. Surely, this article was written by an American and stressed what is acceptable here. I do love the em-dash, especially in poetry. ❤️

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