Daniel was visible now; hidden behind one of the outer pillar stones. Correct use or should I do this: Daniel was visible now - hidden behind one of the outer pillar stones. I've seen both types used in books but I'm wondering which one is more suitable? I know that the semi-colon is more widely used in non-fiction but some say it's good to use in fictional works also. Yet I though it was the dash that is more suitable for making statements etc.