9. Use a semicolon instead of a period.
You can add variety to your writing if you know when to use a semicolon. Using a semicolon gives weight to a sentence. It gives pause between two separate thoughts to impart strength to their meaning.

10. Use a semicolon to add punch to your writing.
Semicolons, like other punctuation marks, are not as popular as they used to be. They represent a more formal style of writing. As readers look for information in smaller, easily absorbed bites, the period at the end of a short sentence is more popular. Using a semicolon makes your writing style sharper and more sophisticated.