"Henry James would have been vastly improved as a novelist
by a few whiffs of the Chicago stockyard."
--H. L. Mencken, US editor (1880 - 1956)
In this issue:
1. Audrey goes to Chicago
1.Audrey goes to Chicago
July 12-16 I'll be part of a team of coaches participating in a conference in Chicago.
5 Days in July is an Internet business-building bootcamp. Participants are paying US$5000 to work like dogs for five days and come out with a functioning Web site designed for success on the Net.
Although I'll be expected to coach all the aspects of buiding a site, my expertise is in writing and editing and that's where I hope to make the biggest contribution.
If you are from the Chicago area and want to say "hi" in person, reply to this e-mail and I'll give you the details of my schedule.
If you belong to a writing group that would like a workshop, check out this page.
If you have any advice about what to see and do, I'm open to that as well.
And if you have fashion advice for what would be expected in such an event, I'll love you forever. (The planners say casual business, but as a west coaster, I'm nervous about what casual business might mean.)
If you want a Web site to promote your own business, you could sign up for this high-priced event. Or...
... you could do what I did, and get the same site with the same tools and the same after-sales support for US$299.
As for me, I know I'll learn a lot working with the other coaches, most of whom I've met only on-line. And who knows, maybe a whiff of the stockyards will give my writing life a boost.