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Vermont Poet, Jerry Johnson, Gives Tips on Writing & Publishing

Vermont author and poet, Jerry Johnson was recently featured on The Writing Gym's podcast series. In "How to Write and Publish Poetry with Jerry Johnson", he talks about how to set your book to music, get inspiration for your poetry, publish poetry, co-author a novel, avoid typos in your book, read well to write well, get over the loneliness of the writing life, and find the right editor for your book.

To listen to the podcast, click here.

About Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson lives in a restored century-old schoolhouse on a farm in Vermont’s fabled Northeast Kingdom, and the stimulus for much of his work stems from the natural beauty of this Vermont region. Jerry taught for 29 years at the middle school, high school and college levels. He is a retired professor from Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts where he was a finalist for the school’s excellence in teaching award. In addition, he has been a civil engineer, tennis pro, carpenter, artist, freelance writer and editor. Jerry is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he was honored with the Eastern College Athletic Conference Award as the school’s top scholar-athlete. He received his master’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University. Jerry has been ranked in the Top 10 in New England tennis. He’s nearly as passionate about tennis as he is about poetry. Find out more at

About The Writing Gym

The Writing Gym is a one-of-a-kind resource that walks you through the steps to become a successful author. The easy-to-follow modules guide you through the process from concept to revision, from finding an agent to marketing. It is their goal to help PUMP your writing into shape and show you how to stay in shape through a regular writing habit that can lead to multiple-publishing success. Find out more at

The Writing Gym podcast is a writer's go-to source for quality information about how to finish, publish, and market writing in all genres. Not only does it give you the implementable steps you need, it's fun. No snorefest here. You'll laugh at the Quirk O' the week and enjoy hard-hitting advice from top agents, best-selling authors, and publishers. Visit iTunes or to hear these guests and more: --Top NYC literary agent Eric Reuben. He's represented dozens of best-selling authors and gives writers step-by-step advice --Entrepreneur Writer and Business Expert Jill Shiefelbein on how she wrote her book quickly and got it published by a top publisher. --Multiple New York Times Best Selling author John David Mann on how to create writing success PLUS authors, publishers and agents from all over the world giving their top tips. This is not a podcast you want to miss.

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