THE DASH IS DEAD - Linda Ellis Author Speaker Poet Failed to Silence her Victims!

Copyright trolling is theft

Copyright trolling is theft

THE DASH IS DEAD - Linda Ellis Author Speaker Poet Failed to Silence her Victims!

Now that we are wrapping up The Dash Extortion Scheme for Linda Ellis we continue to wonder why someone who markets themselves as an Inspiring Christian Author would spend four years fighting a red tide she began forming back in 1996 when she stumbled upon The Dash and decided to copyright it for personal gain. We know she begged people to share it. Read it on radio shows and asked listeners to share it and we know the poem was shared in a few magazines inviting people to share it. People shared that stupid poem like crazy.  A short time after she copyrighted The Dash she began sending extortion letters to fans of the poem along. Her first and most lucrative targets were funeral homes and related businesses. She cleaned up for years. Then she got greedy and went after the rest of the world. At one time that stupid poem was on hundreds of websites and facebook pages. Again she cleaned up. Then she came after me and the rest of that history is recorded in hundreds of posts made by anti-copyright troll activists and the media.

THE DASH IS DEAD - Linda Ellis Author Speaker Poet Failed to Silence her Victims!

From her first nasty email to me and throughout the dozens of harassing incidents led by Ellis, henchman John Jolin, felon Mark Barberi and a handful of misguided followers, Ellis has tried to wreak havoc on hundreds of lives. I admit, she was successful for a short time but she's had far more failures than triumphs. The haters have come out of the shadows and she can no longer fool the majority with fraudulent letters and slander attempts.

THE DASH IS DEAD - Linda Ellis Author Speaker Poet Failed to Silence her Victims!

I am not one to buy and read self-help books so the very fact that I shared The Dash on my blog is mindblowing. I assumed because the author sent me the poem in an email it was okay to post it on my blog. Not only was I wrong, I had been duped like thousands of other bloggers over the past two decades. I didn't pay her and decided to expose the scheme. As I did my research I noticed a number of odd things about Ellis and The Dash. Ellis has a couple videos on Youtube of herself reading The Dash. If she wrote it and owned the words why would she need to read it? I practically know it by heart and I didn't write the damn thing. The fact that she can't memorize her own poem might mean she didn't write it. That notion lead me down a very interesting road to discovering who actually wrote The Dash. I beleive her grandmother may have, others believe she found it as author unknown in her grandmother's belongings and snapped it up for herself. I don't know what the answer is.

THE DASH IS DEAD - Linda Ellis Author Speaker Poet Failed to Silence her Victims!

Linda Ellis co-authored a book with Mac Anderson. Anderson writes little inspirational books and is an admired author. He's never spoken up on behalf of Ellis' and her trolling operation. Just the opposite. It appears as if he's dropped that title from his website. She's squandered the boost he gave her career by focusing solely on The Dash Extortion Scheme and silencing her victims. Why would someone who wants people to read and follow her advice live contrary to her writings? Then I found this article today. If you are a self-help junkie you need to know that authors may not have your interest in mind and may have never taken their own advice.

THE DASH IS DEAD - Linda Ellis Author Speaker Poet Failed to Silence her Victims!

What happened to Linda Ellis in 1996 is simple. She copyrighted a poem that is far more appealing than any poetry she has written before or since. She tried to create a lifestyle she calls "Living the Dash". Ellis seems unable to live a life of integrity and spirituality - something The Dash challenges us to seek. She is the antithesis of the notion and as a result of her words and deeds she is now a known and hated copyright troll.

THE DASH IS DEAD - Linda Ellis Author Speaker Poet Failed to Silence her Victims!

Will her brand survive? I doubt it. However good the timing was in 1996 for spreading The Dash it is not the same world in 2016. She's made too many wrong moves out of anger and retrobution. Those acts are public now and people are no longer afraid - at least to the degree they once were. The law is not on her side and the truth is out.

The Dash Is Dead