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I use this punctuation in my writing quite often…the ellipsis. Some may think I use it too often but for me, the writer, it makes telling the story easier. When reading a story, whether silently or out loud, the words strung together require a cadence or rhythm to make the story flow from sentence to sentence to finally the entire piece.

I use the ellipsis in writing when there needs to be a slight pause in the rhythm. A hyphen can also be used. Sometimes I use the ellipsis as an unfinished thought or continuation of a thought. Most of the time I use the ellipsis as a lead into either a photo or main point of the written narrative.

In any case… if punctuation is a writer’s friend, then punctuation is the storyteller’s BEST friend.

About Woody

We are a couple who took the first step toward a life of traveling in May, 2015. Staying within the continental US, we amp'd the adventure-factor by traveling in a VW Vanagon, circa 1985. Our mission is to share irresistible and compelling stories conceived from this lifestyle of travel.