Remember That I’m Human Too

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While many authors have embraced social media and enjoy being available to readers, others feel that their only responsibility to the reader is to write good books. Novelist Joanne Harris sparked this conversation when she suggested a writer’s manifesto for the digital age Monday night at a literature festival in England. Among her points were, “I promise not to be aloof whenever you reach out to me–be that on social media or outside, in the real world. But remember that I’m human too–and some days I’m impatient, or tired, or sometimes I just run out of time.”

Read her full manifesto (which also contains items about writing diverse characters and never selling out), over at the Guardian.


Kelly Lynn Thomas reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creative work has appeared in Sou’wester, Thin Air Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, metazen, and others, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She is hopelessly obsessed with Star Wars and can always be found with a large mug of tea. She also runs the very small Wild Age Press. Read more at kellylynnthomas.com. More from this author →