Outpost Blog: Follow Up Email Etiquette: Get a Response Without Being Annoying

Working on content for the Outpost Blog has been a great way to teach myself more about email and being productive. This piece in particular was something that I’m sure we can all find useful. After all, how often have we written an email… then wondered when we would ever hear back? Full story: Outpost … Read more

5 lessons learned from 5 years as a full-time writer and author entrepreneur

Five years ago in June 2011, I gave up my job as a website editor at a national sales company to become a full-time professional writer and author entrepreneur. This is the part where I should pop out the old chestnut that most small businesses in the US fail within the first five years. But … Read more

Jack St. Clair, Inc. (JSI)

This is a recent copywriting and website project I did for my dad’s company, and it’s the newest part of my online portfolio. When your business is built on 60 years of excellence, you have that same expectation for your website. Terry St. Clair, the owner of Jack St. Clair, Inc. (JSI), is also my … Read more

Eugene’s Silicon Shire: The tech (and beer) are better here

It’s a common lament that there are no jobs in Eugene, especially no tech jobs. Many people think they have to go to Seattle, Portland or San Francisco to find a job in the tech sector. And you know what? They’re wrong. “I’ll take the Silicon Shire over the Silicon Valley” Eugene got tired of … Read more

October Newsletter: Craft Beer Cookbook, Social Media Tool, Urban Fantasy Novella & More

Travel Fiction, Craft Beer & Copywriting Craft Beer Cookbook HootSuite Home Sweet Road All this info and more is available in the Anthony St. Clair October 2013 Newsletter »

2 Pluses of Google+

In August I attended the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon. My goal this year was to continue evolving my marketing chops, especially when it came to the not-really-new, ever-more-important, still-not-really-understood Google+. Boy howdy did I come away with some knowledge. Google+ is powerful, growing and engaging. Plus, you know, it’s Google. Here are 2 … Read more

September Newsletter: Travel Fiction Novel, Espresso Stout, Google+ and More

Travel Fiction, Craft Beer & Social Media New travel fiction/ urban fantasy novel Eugene craft beer 2 pluses of Google+ All this info and more is available in the Anthony St. Clair September 2013 Newsletter »

Eugene Suzuki Music Academy

Eugene Suzuki Music Academy (ESMA)

  When families sign up their children for music lessons, they aren’t just signing up their children for music lessons. They’re demonstrating their trust in the teacher. They’re saying that they’ve found a good match of personality and temperament that won’t just make for better music-playing, but that can help their children be better people. … Read more

Mid-Valley Chapter, Willamette Writers

As Oregon’s largest organization for writers and authors, Willamette Writers maintains local chapters throughout the state. In 2011 I joined the Eugene-based Mid-Valley Chapter, where I started a WordPress-based chapter website and eventually took over management of the chapter from a long-time chair who had decided to step down. I served as co-chair until September … Read more

First Responder Grants

When your time is dedicated to working remotely and on-site with clients all over the United States, how do you keep your website current? How do you stay in touch with customers and prospects? Those were the questions First Responder Grants was trying to answer. We examined their services and products, and discussed where they … Read more