Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers that allows you to style text using an easy-to-read syntax. Writer's Residence automatically turns this text into HTML and displays it nicely on your home page.
What follows are the most commonly used bits of Markdown syntax. For a list of everything you can do with Markdown, check out one of the many cheat sheets available on the web:
_italics_ will display as italics
**bold** will display as bold