Lynette M. Smith
Since 2004, Lynette M. Smith has headed the business and nonfiction copyediting division of All My Best (AllMyBest.com). In 2009, she expanded her company in order to publish helpful writing guides, now also including her comprehensive reference book, "How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special." She holds memberships in Editorial Freelancers Association, San Diego Professional Editors Network, and Publishers & Writers of San Diego.
Both personally and professionally, Lynette abides by the principles in "The Four Agreements" by don Miguel Ruiz: Be impeccable with your word; don't take anything personally; don't make assumptions; and always do your best.
A personal event inspired Lynette to write about how to compose and send treasured letters of appreciation. She tells this story: "When our son Byron married Rachael in 2008, they each wrote a loving letter to their own parents, describing not only their fondest childhood memories but also the values, life lessons, and ideals they would bring to their marriage. At the wedding rehearsal, one at a time, they presented their letters to their parents. Both sets of parents, as well as all others present, were deeply moved. We will always treasure our loving memento." Inspired by Byron and Rachael's heartfelt creativity, Lynette published a set of four marriage-themed tips booklets for the various types of letters of appreciation.
"How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure" is Lynette's comprehensive reference book related to her BIG, ACHIEVABLE GOAL: to get millions of people worldwide to focus on love and gratitude by writing heartfelt letters of appreciation to their friends, loved ones, and business associates, so they can establish, enhance, or even rebuild their personal and professional relationships and thus change their world.
Have YOU personally written or received a heartfelt letter of appreciation? Visit the Heartfelt Stories page of www.GoodWaysToWrite.com for guidelines to submit, via email, your own brief account describing what it felt like--for you and/or the other individual. By having your story added to that page, it will help inspire others to share the love by writing treasured letters of their own!
Also in line with her BIG, ACHIEVABLE GOAL, Lynette is developing a number of additional appreciation-themed projects that can be used and enjoyed in educational, personal, and professional settings. Lynette hopes you will visit GoodWaysToWrite.com soon to learn more about how together we can change the world, one heartfelt letter at a time.
on June 30, 2012
Jan Toom's Dead Ringer is an engaging time-travel (well, time-exchange) tale that connects--100 years apart--two young women who have been thrust into each other's worlds: Oro Belle, a 1907 Arizona mining town, and modern-day San Diego, California at an ad agency. How century-apart look-alikes Catherine and Paula each manage to cope with their unexpected circumstances is a tribute to female ingenuity and a great read!
--Lynette M. Smith, Author, "How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special"