I still subscribe to and read the very first writing newsletter I discovered when starting my fiction writing journey. Randy Ingermanson’s Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine had an interesting article this month about Ad Hominem Attacks on Your Protagonist. You may be more familiar with the term character assassination which is a type of ad hominem attack.
Randy defines ad hominem attacks and provides an number of examples to provide a clear context. He also make a strong case for adding this type of obstacle to your own writing toolbox.
You can find a link to the June 2018 e-zine here.
If you haven’t heard of Randy, The Snowflake Method or advancedfictionwriting,com I encourage you to give this month’s e-zine a look and when you’re done explore the rest of his site. He has a vast amount of material for any fiction writer.
If you’ve heard of the Snowflake Method, have you used it in your writing? Was it useful or not?