My apologies, Min, I should have been a bit clearer on that. My brain always goes a bit wonky when I see sentences with no proper concluding punctuation and I probably came across as a bit terse and not terribly helpful.
Firstly, sentences and paragraphs that aren't being "spoken" by a character must end in a full-stop. You can't use dashes there.
It's a bit murkier with dialogue. I've been doing a bit of research on it on the internet and while I haven't found anything that says DON'T DO IT, all the examples that I have
found show a "s/he said" after the dash, rather than simply leaving the dash hanging.
eg. "You call that good-" the reader began.
(Taken from here
I'm beginning to think this is one of those areas where you have to use your own discretion. Even though a dash might be the only way to indicate a cut-off sentence, it still makes me feel funny to see a sentence being ended without a full-stop. Then again, I never said I wasn't odd. [img]http://s4.images.proboards.com/wink.gif" alt=";)" border="0"/>