The Heroine’s Journey of Lana Sokolaj

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I actually love the feeling to wake up early in the morning and be happy to keep writing novels, poems or a new concept for a script. Can’t wait to wake up every single morning when I do this job.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? I don’t think it does exist, I believe in special moments to remember until I die.

What is my greatest fear? I’m like ancient Greeks: so afraid of getting old.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Maybe is my discipline, being well structured in my mind and hand.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Well, I could say Gandhi and Martin Luther King, although they are dead, but always living, and not writers. They wrote a part of human history.

What is my greatest extravagance? My latest novel on a very mean disabled character.

On what occasion would I lie? On some to protect myself.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I do several works, but in writing maybe I dislike the part that 24 hours are not enough.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Definitely in New York, shooting a short film and writing it in a week.

If I could, what would I change about myself? In sad moments I wish I wasn’t born, well it’s bad to say it I know, but sometimes I think it. I would change many things: I wish I could be a full time novelist and screenwriter.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Definitely my novel, Corridoio 5.

Where would I most like to live? In New York, inspiring 12/12 months.

What is my most treasured possession? Myself.

What is my most marked characteristic? Saying many stupid things that turn to be funny and if people laugh, that’s a good deal, isn’t it?

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Maybe a bar or maybe my own bed.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? I love Italian and Chinese food. Or maybe eating in general.

What books influenced my life and how? Gandhi’s story because it’s so difficult to be human and proud of being human. He taught how to be truly faithful with no interference, with no fear.

Who are my favorite writers? I used to read the John Grisham’s novels. But I actually read like everything.

You Only Die Once. And live twice thanks to the writing.

What music would I listen on my last day? I’d listen to what I consider a hymn of life: Gigi D’Agostino’s L’Amour Toujours.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I’m in love with Superman. He can fly and doesn’t get old.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? I think Gandhi, Madre Teresa, Martin Luther King were the last heroes. And watching more closely at home, my Hulk.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is what humans are inside. When I write I need to know what I have inside.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My soulmate, my man, my hero, Hulk.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? With a passionate human being who can actually produce my script.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019? I would like to be surrounded by passionate screenwriters in general.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? On a tv series and hope to find a good and professional producer.

Where can you see me or my work? In 2017 I published my first novel in Italian language, on https://www.amazon.it/Corridoio-5-Lana-Sokolaj/dp/8832860074 and of course on many other websites like Mondadori, Feltrinelli and more.

What do the wordsPassion Never Retiresmean to me? Passion is vital, it means you die when you lose passion.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Peter should invite all those women who have struggled for what they are and who never give up, no matter the age, the skin colour, the country, the way you look. It matters the way you are.

How can you contact me? You can write me an email: vis.lana@yahoo.it, Lana Sokolaj on LinkedIn.

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