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5 Components of Character

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of an outstanding writing friend of mine, Michael Holmes. Mike is a blogger and speaker who heads the Simple Strategies for Startups community. If you’d like to submit a guest post here are the guidelines. =========================== If there’s any lesson we can learn from Penn State, it’s this: character is infinitely more important than career. Why?  It’s simple. Whatever we build is built on the bedrock of our character. If … [Read more...]

Is There Moss on Your Butt?

Today's guest post comes courtesy of an outstanding writing friend of mine, Sundi Jo Graham. If you’d like to submit a guest post here are the guidelines. ======================== Do you have moss on your butt? Yes, I just asked that question. You’d be surprised how easily that answer can be a yes. In Ken Davis’ new book, Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live – A Journey that Will Change Your Life, he writes about a story a man told him. “Most Christians,” he began, … [Read more...]

Guest Post: The Want to Want to – Blake Atwood

I recently decided to invite guest post submissions here at The Daily ReTORt, to be presented as part of a weekly guest post feature every Friday. Today marks the inagaural edition of this guest post feature - courtesy of an outstanding writing buddy of mine, Blake Atwood. If you'd like to submit a guest post here are the guidelines. ================= I am not as disciplined as I would like to be. Can you relate? Whether it’s taking time to read the Bible, work out or write, … [Read more...]

My Guest Post on ProBlogger Today…

I've got a guest post today on one of the most popular blogging sites on the web - ProBlogger.  My piece addresses the topic of writing to deadlines. Here's an excerpt: The old cliché, “time is money” is particularly true for any professional writer—especially when you’re on deadline. The consequences of missing deadlines are lost money, work, and credibility. As a former journalist (a.k.a hourly deadline writer) for more than a decade, I know that deadline writing is a skill … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Joe Bunting

This post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s co-featured author is an online acquaintance of mine named Joe Bunting. He’s a first time author but an accomplished writer who blogs regularly at his popular site, www.thewritepractice.com. Here are 7 Questions With an Author: Joe Bunting 1. Tell us about your book? 14 Prompts is half book and … [Read more...]