I want the poets and all artists to address the general audience again: Stop addressing the like-minded true believers, cut out the partisan politics, stop thinking that the only people you can speak to are those who agree with you already. (Salon interview 4/7/2005)
As an author, you can make an effort to be open-minded and inclusive, and it's worth doing. But there will always be a swathe of people that you're not writing for. That you can't write for. You can't please everyone at the same time.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.