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At the time of writing, none of the main social media platforms support text styles like these ^^ when you create a regular post.

So how can you create emphasis in your posts and really make them pop?

The answers are all in your formatting and punctuation.

5 easy ways to write with more emphasis

1. Caps lock

Everyone knows that writing all in caps makes it sound like you’re SHOUTING IN YOUR READERS’ FACES.

But capitalising odd words can give emphasis to those words.


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2. Full stop

Using a full stop after you’ve made an important point gives emphasis to that point.


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In the second example, there are two important points to emphasise. Technically, it could all be one sentence, but breaking it into two sentences gives each point more weight.

3. Em dash

You can use an em dash to give emphasis to the end of a sentence.


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4. Line break

A line break is one of the most powerful ways to create emphasis, so reserve this for the really important points.


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5. Placement of words and clauses

There are three pointers for the price of one here.

A. Introduction: Opening your sentence with a powerful adverb


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B. Reiteration: Saying the same thing twice to affirm your message


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C. Affirmation: Following an important point with a short, supporting sentence


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About the author

I’m Jenny Lucas, a freelance copywriter and content writer, based in Leicester, UK.

I became a copywriter in 2005 after six years working in design and marketing.

In 2017 I decided to freelance full time.

Today I’m a generalist copywriter who specialises in SEO copywriting and content writing for the web.

You can read more about me here.

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