Convicted Felon Wid Bastian Crawls Out From Under Rock To Beg For Mercy While Still Soliciting Victims On LinkedIn

I receive the following email and “letter” from convicted felon Wid Bastian on February 6, 2020. Both contain a number of inaccuracies and outright lies by Wid, which I will signify by replying line by line IN ALL CAPS. Later I will post the contract that convicted felon Wid Bastian blatantly and fraudulently violated, despiteContinue reading “Convicted Felon Wid Bastian Crawls Out From Under Rock To Beg For Mercy While Still Soliciting Victims On LinkedIn”

Wid Bastian Declares BANKRUPTCY (Again)

Convicted felon, con man, and alleged marketer Wid Bastian has just filed for bankruptcy – again. Guess he messed with the wrong people. But don’t worry. Prison still awaits, Wid! It seems the Utah state Attorney General (I spoke with their office again this morning) has a real dislike for people who defraud charities, whichContinue reading “Wid Bastian Declares BANKRUPTCY (Again)”

Is Wid Bastian a SOCIOPATH? Decide for yourself with this handy checklist

Recently I wrote about an alleged marketer con man named Wid Bstsian, who served time in prison for fraud – and then got out and went right back to ripping people off, including me and 19 of my author friends A source who was previously close to convicted felon Wid Bastian indicated that during courtContinue reading “Is Wid Bastian a SOCIOPATH? Decide for yourself with this handy checklist”

Wid Bastian RIPPED ME OFF, TOO! More victims come forward.

By now you have seen my post about convicted felon Wid Bastian (below), a “marketer” who I believe is nothing but a thief and con man. Why do I say that? Well, he DID TIME IN PRISON for that very thing! Nic pic. Did they snap the camera on “two” and you were waiting forContinue reading “Wid Bastian RIPPED ME OFF, TOO! More victims come forward.”

How to show nervousness in a character

Things you can see a character do when they are nervous (as in, show don’t tell). 1. Make a list and add them to your story 2. Keep the list handy when you need to replace an overused word or phrase. It make crutch word removal slightly less mind-numbing. Swallow hard Sweat (a bead ofContinue reading “How to show nervousness in a character”

130 Ways to say WALKED and 12 ways to say LOOK

Can you guess what I’m doing today? Getting rid of crutch words in the MS. The LOOK family. Peer, peek, inspected, viewed, checked, glimpse, glance, surveyed, read, stared, glared, Eyeing, watch* The WALK family/STEP Stepped = walk, moved to, sauntered, sashayed, ambled, lumbered, limped, strutted, stride, sprinted, raced, ran, jumped, leaped, thrust, pushed, trudged, pranced, dance,Continue reading “130 Ways to say WALKED and 12 ways to say LOOK”

80,400 words and 8 weeks later, TERMINAL SEQUENCE is complete!

On November 22, 2019, at about 9am, I started work on Terminal Sequence. Today, just over 8 weeks later, it is COMPLETE! Terminal Sequence is complete but not finalized. I have to add a few lines here and there, proofread it, check it for crutch words, and send it to betas, but this is theContinue reading “80,400 words and 8 weeks later, TERMINAL SEQUENCE is complete!”