Dec 31, 2008

Lynn Smythe's Writing for 12/31/08

Hello Everyone,

Happy New Years Eve! Here are links to the my last articles and blog posts written for 2008.

Bike Diva - Wicked Fast Sports Nutrition
Charity Mile - Goody Bag Sponsorships
I Love Herbs - Shrimp in Garlic Butter Sauce
Suite101 Blog - Reviews of Herbal Cookbooks

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 30, 2008

Lynn Smythe's Writing for 12/30/08

Hello everyone,

Here are links to my most recent blog posts and articles.

Charity Mile - Team Hole in the Wall
Suite101 - Field Guide to Herbs and Spices
Suite101 - Flavor Bible by Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg
I Love Herbs - Sweet and Spicy Gingerbread

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 29, 2008

Freelance Writing for 12/27/08 to 12/29/08


Here are the links to my latest blog posts and articles.

Bike Diva - Windy Road Bike Ride

Bike Diva - Bike Blog Collection
I Love Herbs - Hot Chocolate, Spiced Coffee & Peppermint Mocha

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 26, 2008

After Xmas Posts

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Here are the links to my latest articles and blog posts.

I Love Herbs - How to Start New Plants from Stem Cuttings

I Love Herbs - Lemon Infused Breakfast Treat
Suite101 - 101+ Recipes from The Herb Lady

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 24, 2008

Links to Lynn's Online Writing

ABOVE: Dr Tea's Craving Teas

Here are links to my latest articles and blog posts.

Suite101 - The Ultimate Tea Diet by Mark "Dr. Tea" Ukra
Bike Diva - Bicycle Casino Community Christmas
I Love Herbs - Methods for Temporary Herb Preservation

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 23, 2008

Lynn Smythe's Articles

ABOVE: Todd Crandell

Here are the links to my latest articles and blog posts.
Suite101 - The Todd Crandell Story
Charity Mile - Racing for Recovery Events
Bike Diva - Photos From Marathon of the Palm Beaches
Bike Diva - EpicQuest Premium Adventure Itineraries
I Love Herbs - Finding Herb Substitutes

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 22, 2008

Blog Posts & Articles

Here are the links to my latest blogs and articles.

Suite101 - Cyclocross Training & Technique by Simon Burney
I Love Herbs - Obtaining Fresh Herbs
Bike Diva - Gladiator Claw Bike Storage
Bike Diva - Bike Diva's Awesome Cyclocross Bike

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 19, 2008

Lynn's Latest Articles & Blogs

Here are links to my latest articles and blog posts.

Charity Mile - 3 Feet Cycling Campaign
Bike Diva - Tucson's Premier Bike Ride; El Tour de Tucson
I Love Herbs - Elegant Dinner Recipes
The Pagan Path - Elementals & Spirits of the Plant World

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 17, 2008

Articles & Blog Posts

Here are links to my latest articles and blogposts.

Bike Diva - 6 Hours of El Lagarto
Suite101 - Zero Calorie Stevia Sweeteners
Suite101 - Herb Derived Sugar Substitutes

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 16, 2008

Latest Blog Posts

Here are links to my latest blog posts.

Bike Diva - 3 Feet Please Worldwide Campaign

Bike Diva - Evo-tek Performance Apparel by Gramicci
Bike Diva - MotorTabs Brand Evangelist

Charity Mile - Audio Bone Headphones
Bike Diva - Christmas Bicycle Giveaway
Bike Diva - It Works Herbal Body Wrap

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 11, 2008

Current Articles & Blogs by Lynn Smythe

Hello everyone,

Here are links to my latest articles and blog posts.

Bike Diva - Bicyclist Sues Rollerblader

Bike Diva - Do You Twitter?
Charity Mile - 2009 Palm Beach Team in Training Events
Charity Fitness Events - 2009 Team in Training Events
Suite101 - Recipe for 4 Varieties of Rolled Biscuits

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 9, 2008

New Blog Posts

Here are the links to my latest online posts.

Bike Diva - Ran My First Half Marathon
Bike Diva - Expresso Fitness Capital Funding

Charity Mile - Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and Relay
Bike Diva - Garmin-Slipstream Cycle Team Anti-Doping Program
Bike Diva - Dreanna Bane Gramicci Design Director
Bike Diva - EKHO Heart Rate Monitors

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 4, 2008

Lynn's Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Here are links to my latest online writing projects.

Suite101 - Asian-Style Spring Roll Recipe

Bike Diva - Florida Cycling Clinics for Women
Charity Mile - Bethesda Sunscreen Soap for Athletes

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 2, 2008

Blog Posts by Lynn Smythe

Here are links to my latest blog posts.

Charity Mile - Holidays are a Time for Giving
Bike Diva - Hydration Packs by Hydrapak

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 1, 2008

Lynn's Current Blog Posts

Here are links to my latest blog posts.

Bike Diva - Purchasing a Cyclocross Bike
Bike Diva - Nexcare Active Bandages

Bike Diva - Thanksgiving Weekend Bike Rides

Bike Diva - EQ Thirst Equalizer

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 26, 2008

My Latest Articles

Here are links to my latest articles and blog posts.

Bike Diva - Electric Bikes & Scooters for Holiday Giving

Bike Diva - Best Cities for Indoor Cycling

Bike Diva - Safe Holiday Bike Shopping

Bike Diva - Healthy Holiday Season
Charity Mile - Local Charity Athletic Events

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 20, 2008

Lynn's Latest Articles

Here are links to my latest articles and blog posts.

Bike Diva - Catch & Release Video

Bike Diva - Nuun Hydration Tablets
Bike Diva - 3rd Annual Pedaling for Pathways

Bike Diva - Action Wipes Aromatherapy Candles
Bike Diva - PowerBar Unveils New Website Connecting Sports Communities
Charity Mile - Participating in Charity Events as Individual or Team Member

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 18, 2008

Current Articles by Lynn Smythe

Here are the links to my most recent articles and blog posts.

Bike Diva - Cyclocross Article on Suite101
Bike Diva - Tour of Boca
Suite101 - Intro to Cyclocross Bike Racing

Suite101 - How to Create Antipasto Platters
I Love Herbs - Traditional Italian Meal

Bike Diva - ONE Natural Experience Drink Review
Bike Diva - ZICO Coconut Water Video
Herb Gardens - Dr. Tea & The Ultimate Tea Diet
I Love Herbs - Quick Bread Recipes
Charity Mile - Tea Party Fundraiser

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 14, 2008

Articles by Lynn Smythe

Here are links to my latest articles and blog posts.

I Love Herbs - Essential Culinary Equipment
Bike Diva - Governor's Advisory Council Sports Awards

Nov 13, 2008

Lynn's Articles

Here are links to my most recent online articles.

I Love Herbs - Traditional Spice Blends
Bike Diva - PortaPocket Carrying Cases
Bike Diva - Detour Activity Bars

I Love Herbs - Elegant Appetizers
Bike Diva - Chrome Merino Wool Riding Jacket
Bike Diva - iSpinning Fitness Application for Apple iPhone
Charity Mile - Climbing & Descending Tips for Cyclists
Bike Diva - Stationary Bikes by Hudson Fitness Products
Suite101 Herbs & Spices - Upcoming Herbs & Spices Reviews
Bike Diva - Review of YogaFit for Cyclists DVD

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 11, 2008

My Latest Articles

Here are the links to my latest online articles.

I Love Herbs - How to Dry Fresh Herbs
Bike Diva - New US Cycling Team Land Rover-Orbea
Charity Mile - Century Riding for Beginner Cyclists

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 10, 2008

Lynn's Recent Online Articles

Here are links to my most recent articles.

Freelance Online Work - PR Newswire for Freelance Writers

Bike Diva - ZICO Coconut Water
Bike Diva - Polar Multisport Training Management System
I Love Herbs - How to Store Dried Herbs & Spices

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 7, 2008

More New Articles

Here are links to my current online articles.

Bike Diva - Allsport GPS Fitness Tracking Tool

Bike Diva - Vital Action Performance Water
Bike Diva - Florida Cyclocross Clinic
Charity Mile - Shoes, Cleats & Footbeds

I Love Herbs - Sage, Lavender & Mint Desserts
Bike Diva - New Bikes for 4th Graders

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 6, 2008

Herb Articles by Lynn Smythe

Here are links to my latest online articles.

I Love Herbs - Cooking With Children

I Love Herbs - Ethnic Spice Blends

I Love Herbs - Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Nov 4, 2008

More Articles by Lynn Smythe

Here are the links to my latest articles.

Charity Fitness Events - Pedal for Prevention

Bike Diva - Three Medals for Team On Your Mark

Bike Diva - VE2 Energy Gum
Charity Mile - Maintain Proper Nutrition While Training

Oct 31, 2008

Lynn Smythe's Current Articles

Here are links to my most recent articles.

Bike Diva - Products Used During Intracoastal Century Ride
Suite101 - Quick & Easy Savory Corn Muffins

Bike Diva - PowerSox APF Line
Charity Mile - Host a Jewelry Party Fundraiser

Bike Diva - Product Reviews on Bike Diva

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 29, 2008

Lynn's Current Articles

ABOVE: Sunset over Cocoa Beach, Florida

Here are links to my latest articles.

Bike Diva - Fluid Recovery Drink in 100 Retail Stores
Bike Diva - Training Club for Triathletes
Bike Diva - Back From Cocoa Beach Century Ride

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 28, 2008

Freelance Writer Lynn Smythe's Current Articles

Here are links to my latest online articles.

Bike Diva - Children of Chicago Get Free Helmets for Safety
Bike Diva - Sanoodi GPS Route Recording for Mobile Phones

Bike Diva - Five Points of Life Ride
Bike Diva - Bixi Self Service Bicycle Rental System
Charity Mile - Online Community for Triathletes
Charity Fitness Events - Charity Garage Sale for Team in Training

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 23, 2008

Lynn's Current Articles

Here are links to my most recent online articles.

The Pagan Path - Hedge Witch

Bike Diva - Lance Armstrong to Start 2009 Tour Down Under
The Pagan Path - Meditation and Spellwork


Charity Mile - Have Fun at Charity Athletic Events
The Pagan Path - Gemstone Magic & Crystal Healing

Take care,

Oct 21, 2008

My Latest Articles

Hello Everyone,

Here are links to my most recent articles.

Freelance Online Work - Write for Mother Earth News

Suite101 - Triple Melon Mint & Lime Salsa
Suite101 - Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cakes
Suite101 - Tea Party & Bridal Shower Recipes

Charity Mile - Energy Gels for Endurance Sports
Bike Diva - GT Bicycles Catch & Release Program

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 16, 2008

Lynn's Current Articles

Bike Diva - Jig-A-Loo or Jig-A-Patch for Free
Freelance Online Work - Article Marketing with Videos
Charity Mile - Product Giveaways at Fundraising Events

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 15, 2008

Lynn's Current Articles

Here are links to my latest online articles.

Bike Diva - 4th Place Medal for Bike Diva

Suite101 - Precision Bike Fitting
Bike Diva - Precision Bike Fitting Article
Bike Diva - Action Wipes Offers Sponsorship to Bike Diva

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 14, 2008

Writing Update

Here are links to my latest articles

Freelance Online Work - Charity Mile Blog
Bike Diva - Review of Action Wipes

Bike Diva - Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship Fund
Charity Mile - Carbo Loading & Nutrition Before the Big Event

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 13, 2008

Lynn's Writing Updates

I haven't been using my Freelance Writer blog as I originally planed. I wanted a way to post updates of all the writing and blogging that I am currently doing. From now on, I'm going to try and keep this site updated with my latest writing projects, at least on a weekly basis.

Print Publications
The November/December 2008 issue of BackHome Magazine contains my article "Traditional Blends of Herb and Spice" on pages 24-27.

Online Blogs and Articles

Monday, October 13th, 2008
Bike Diva - South Broward Wheelers Century Ride
SponsorHouse - 4th Place at 16K Time Trial

Apr 24, 2008

My Newest Blog

I just started a Herb Gardens blog on the site. The blog went live two days ago, so there are only a few posts on the site so far.

I'll be adding lots of herb profiles and pictures of herbs to the site. Please stop by and visit my Herb Gardens site when you get a chance.

I have RSS feeds setup for my other herb sites on the Herb Gardens main page. Links to the 5 current posts for my Herbal Apothecary, Herbs & Spices and I Love Herbs blogs are shown on the main page.

I also have plans to add a Herb Gardens Boutique in the near future. This will be an store filled with garden books, garden tools, plants and supplies.

Take care,

Mar 29, 2008

Sold My First Reprint

I sold my first re-print of an article I had previously published online. The Editor of The Heart of New England online magazine saw my Vermont Artisan Cheese article on the Associated Content website. She emailed me on March 8th requesting permission to reprint it on the magazines website.

It's kind of funny, it's one of the lowest page view articles I have ever written for Associated Content. But I guess the editor thought it was the perfect fit for The Heart of New England Magazine.

I received $15 for the reprinted article - way more than I've made in page views over on Associated Content.

Here is a copy of the email I received from the editor:
"Hi Lynn,

I'm publisher & editor of The Heart of New England online magazine. I would like to publish your article about Vermont Cheeses. I pay $15 per article. Please let me know if this is okay. Thank you!

Marcia Passos Duffy
The Heart of New England online magazine

Invoice for Payment
She asked that I send the article to her in word format as an email attachment and to send her a seperate invoice to be paid. I use Paypal so I sent an invoice through Paypal to the editor for $15. I received payment the very next day.

On March 14th I received another email from the editor with the link to my article reprint: Vermont's Artisan Cheeses.

Now if I could only figure out how to sell reprints off ALL my articles, I might be able to go on that trip to Hawaii!!!

Free Reprint
A million years ago, my first few articles were published just so I could start collecting a few clippings to show to other editors. I had a few articles published in the Essential Herbal Magazine. No payment, but I did receive a free copy of the magazine.

About a week prior to selling the chesse article reprint, I was contacted by the Editor of The Essential Herbal Magazine. Here is a copy of her email to me:

"Hi Lynn,

I'm in the process of putting together the first five years of The Essential Herbal into 2 volumes. One will encompass Spring/Summer, the other Fall/Winter. The first three years are almost completely sold out, and there was a lot of great stuff in there. So I'm writing to ask if you will give me permission to reprint the articles that you submitted to the magazine. Proper credit of course - and you may want to change the credits to reflect your lynn smythe creations site.

Please let me know at your earliest convenience.


I gave her permission to reprint the articles asap. I updated my contact information, so you never know, I could be receiving more reprint requests in the future.

April 2008 Competitior Magazine

Tucson Cycle Team

2007 Palm Beach Cycle Team

My husband, Rob, and I are in the southeast edition of the April 2008 Competitor magazine! My husbands friend, Carlos G., saw us in the magazine and brought a copy of the magazine to Rob the other day. Thanks Carlos!

On the bottom half of page 44 there is a large, full color ad for the Leukemia Societies Team in Training Program. The middle picture shows Rob and I, along with 3 of our Tucson cycle team members, getting ready to start the El Tour de Tucson ride.

At the top of this post is the picture that was included in the magazine ad. From the left is Shannon Cash, Larry Goldberg, Coach Dennis Harkins, Rob Smythe and Lynn Smythe. Those funny looking things attached to the top of our helmets are palm trees. Each Team in Training team attaches something representative of the area they come from to their helmets.

The Las Vegas team had a cool mini neon sign with LCD lights. Other teams had pig snouts, shark fins, pink flamingos - I have to remember to take pictures at this years ride. It's too funny to see a bunch of hard core cyclists, getting ready to do a 100 mile bike ride with these strange icons attached to the top of their helmets.

Too cool, we are famous! icon_cheers

No autographs, please. evil

Mar 28, 2008

20th Intracoastal Waterway Century Ride

Cocoa Beach Century Ride
As some of you might remember, last year Rob and I raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their Team in Training program. The event we trained for was the 109 mile El Tour de Tucson, which took place on November 17th, 2007. We were the mentors for the Palm Beach County cycle team. It was a phenomenal experience, both the ride, and working towards raising money for such a worthy cause. I wrote an article about this event, after getting back from Tucson, called El Tour de Tucson; A Century Road Bike Race.

This year, Rob is going to be the coach, and I will be the mentor for the group training for the 2008 Intracoastal Waterway Century Ride. This 100 mile road bike ride takes place on October 26th in Cocoa Beach, FL. We are looking for people to participate as a member of the Palm Beach County TNT cycle team.

This is a great way to get the support and structure you need to get in shape, meet new cycling friends and achieve something many people haven't - riding 100 miles on a bicycle in one day! The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a charity that does much to further research towards cures, and ease the burden of those battling leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma and myeloma along with improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

In exchange for the support and training, you commit to raising a certain amount of money. The participation minimum for this ride is $2100. This might seem like a large amount, but you'd be very surprised at how quickly and easily this amount of money can be raised. Last year Rob and I raised over $6,500!

Last year's team had everyone from very athletic road bikers, to recreational cyclists, to diehard couch potatoes, to a 63/73 year old couple riding their tandem bicycle. EVERYONE is welcome, no matter what prior road biking experience you may have. The Palm Beach County cycle team will have a coach, and a mentor to help you out with your training and fundraising goals. Each training ride also includes a SAG vehicle, filled with snacks and goodies, that sweeps the ride route should anyone have a mechanical problem or any health issues.

Information meetings will be starting in Palm Beach County over the next few weeks. Rob and I will be attending most of these meetings, and will spend a few minutes at each meeting talking about our experience with the Team in Training program.

BOYNTON BEACH - Monday, April 14 - 6 pm - West Boynton Beach Library

JUPITER - Monday, April 14 - 6 pm - Jupiter Community Center

WEST BOCA RATON - Wednesday, April 16- 6 pm - Fleet Feet Sports Boca

EAST BOCA RATON - Monday, April 21- 6 pm - East Boca Community Center

ROYAL PALM BEACH - Tuesday, April 22- 6 pm - Royal Palm Beach Library

WEST PALM BEACH - Thursday, April 24- 6 pm - South Florida Water Mgmt District

PALM BEACH GARDENS - Saturday, April 26- 9 am - NIKE Women, The Gardens Mall

WEST PALM BEACH - Saturday, May 3- 9:30 am - The National Croquet Center. This is also the Fall Season Kickoff for all TNT events including the Accenture Chicago Triathlon, The Nation’s Triathlon, The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Nike’s Women’s Marathon and the 20th Annual Intracoastal Waterway Century Road Bike Ride.

If you are interested in joining the TNT program, know someone who might be, or would like more information, please drop me a note.

Lynn Smythe
Team in Training Cycle Mentor

For more information about Team In Training and the Palm Beach Area Chapter, visit their website at or give them a call at 561-775-9954

Mar 25, 2008

Welcome to My Site!


My name is Lynn Smythe. I am a freelance writer living in south Florida with my husband, son and daughter.

This is my personal blog to highlight the various publications that my writing appears in, both in print publications and online content provider sites. Although I write for a variety of sites, my main position is as the Herbs & Spices Feature Writer for Suite101.

I maintain a number of blogs including Freelance Online Work (FOW). FOW contains lots of valuable information and resources for anyone trying to make a living as a freelance writer.

The news feeds, shown in the right column of this blog, are all articles and blog posts pulled from some of the other sites I write for. Check some of them out when you get a chance!

Welcome to my website!

Mar 24, 2008

Lynn Smythe: Profile

Freelance Writer Lynn Smythe

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, freelance writer Lynn Smythe obtained her bachelor's degree in Geology from the University of Rochester. She has worked in the past as an Environmentalist for Palm Beach Counties Department of Environmental Resources Management located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Lynn learned how to cook at a young age as she helped her grandmother and mother put together various culinary creations throughout the years. She grows over 90 varieties of herbs and vegetables in her organic, raised bed gardens. Her duties as the Herbs & Spices Feature Writer pn Suite101 allow her to combine her love of gardening and cooking into one exciting topic.

Lynn is also a trained Natural Health Consultant and perpetual student of herbalism. Lynn's horticultural expertise includes herb gardening, vegetable gardening, organic gardening, and butterfly gardening. She researches and writes about a variety of topics including the history, mythology, magic, and folklore of herbs.

She has written articles for a variety of print publications including The Old Farmer's Almanac, The Herb Quarterly, BackHome Magazine, Veggie Life and Llewellyn's Annual Herbal Almanac.

Lynn writes for a number of online sites:
Herbs & Spices Feature Writer on Suite101

Arts & Crafts

Lynn is also an accomplished bead, fused glass and art clay silver artist. Her craft and jewelry articles have appeared in Lapidary Journal, Jewelry Crafts and Beadwork magazines. Her one-of-a-kind pieces of beaded jewelry have been featured in the books The New Macrame, Beading with Peyote Stitch and The Sea; Selections From the First International Miyuki Delica Challenge. She is also the owner and designer for the online craft and jewelry supply business Lynn Smythe Creations.

Mar 23, 2008

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