Romana Hasenöhrl has traveled all over the world and is the author of several books, including two novels, the second of which is currently in progress. She also coaches writers, who call her “Romana Rocks,” and is an astrologer. Romana joins me to talk about how travel has influenced her writing process and her creativity, how astrology is a useful tool to see ourselves in a new light (and to see our characters more completely, too), the biggest advice she gives anyone starting a writing project, and more.
[00:04:57] An early story on airline differences was rejected.
[00:09:07] Driving a cab in Austria was lucrative, allowing for travel in Europe while studying at university.
[00:10:16] Exhausted, slowed studies, friends stayed, finishing lost work.
[00:16:18] Discovering email in 1989, a transformative experience.
[00:19:43] Passionate traveler explores multiple countries and cultures.
[00:22:04] Exciting solo travel led to successful business.
[00:29:07] Travel blog shared with unexpected success.
[00:32:03] “Long first novel gets condensed, spawns sequel.”
[00:40:10] Astrology and tarot reveal hidden truths.
[00:47:49] Book writing is a soulful, pressure-filled task.
[00:50:40] Halfway through book, friend questioned astrology academy.
[00:55:58] Writers respect each other’s ideas, collaborate respectfully.
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