I used to be addicted to brackets. They were my way of throwing in little asides (like this) without interrupting the flow of the sentence.
But I have stowed by stash of brackets at the back of my writer’s tool box and taken up with the – far superior – dash.
I am not sure why this change has occurred – just as I am not sure really how to use a dash correctly. But now I know – and love – the dash.
The thing is my use of dashes is accelerating and soon everything I write will be – like – this – and – not make any – if at all – sense.