Pathos verses Ethos

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I refuse to lower my writing’s IQ level just o make it more cromulent. I loved reading Jack Vance and Allan Dean Foster and needing to use my dictionary.

I am an obstinate artist and for some reason I believe that I can write the way I want, unlike some many people that insist that I write like they do. I wrote articles for a magazine once and the editor butchered my writing, he even published a poorly edited version.

I like to use perplexing cryptic words, and do see the need to explain them n the story. I cannot stand to read about cruelty just because the writer could not think of a better way to grab the reader by the testicles, or should I say “his attention”.

I intend to self publish e-books. I really would like to find some examples of stories that do not use the anxiety pulse and cruelty. I didn’t even like the cruelty in the Harry Potter stories.

 Ethos, Pathos and Logos each have a different meaning:

  • Ethos is an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader.
  • Pathos is an appeal to emotion, and is a way of convincing an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response.
  • Logos is an appeal to logic, and is a way of persuading an audience by reason.