Episode 18: How to Publish Your Story with NYT Bestselling Author Jasmin Darznik - Shereen Kassam | FunnyBrownGirl

Today, Jasmin Darznik, the New York Times bestselling author joins us to answer questions on writing your story, developing a portfolio, finding an agent and much more!  Tune in to learn more on how to publish a book!


Jasmin Darznik’s debut novel Song of a Captive Bird is a fictional account of Iran’s trailblazing woman poet, Forugh Farrokhzad. It was selected as a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” as well as one of 2018’s “Best Books” by VogueMs. and Newsweek.  Jasmin is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her books have been published and are forthcoming in seventeen countries and her essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times.

Jasmin was born in Tehran, Iran and came to America when she was five years old. She holds an MFA in fiction from Bennington College and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. Now a professor of English and creative writing at California College of the Arts, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and is working on a novel set in 1920s San Francisco.

Key Questions answered by Jasmin Darznik:

    • How to develop a portfolio
    • The steps it takes to write a novel to having it published
    • What is a proposal
    • How do you write a NYT bestseller?
    • Pros/cons of self-publishing

Jasmin Darznik Discusses:

    • How to find an agent
    • Jasmin’s writing process
    • The steps to take prior to writing a novel
    • Importance of investing in your professional profile

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Social Media Info

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Jasmin Darznik – @jdarznik

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Connect via Email

Jasmin Darznik – jasmindarznik@gmail.com

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