Paragraphs are separated by a blank line.
2nd paragraph. Italic, bold, and
monospace. Itemized lists
Note that --- not considering the asterisk --- the actual text content starts at 4-columns in.
Block quotes are written like so.
They can span multiple paragraphs, if you like.
Use 3 dashes for an em-dash. Use 2 dashes for ranges (ex., “it’s all in chapters 12—14”). Three dots … will be converted to an ellipsis. Unicode is supported. ☺