If Jane Austen lived today, she'd be a blogger

“She would definitely be on Twitter, out there having fun. Blogging, connecting with people. Facebook,” said Nattress in a phone interview about her book, “Jane Austen Made Me Do It.”

“She loved understanding how people ticked, and you see that in her characterizations and her plots. So I think that the whole social networking thing would fascinate her too, because you learn more about people.” …

I think she would be a journalist because she loved the cutting edge of society. She loved talking about people, about human dynamics, about personal relations,” Nattress said.

“If she wasn’t a journalist I think she’d be a psychologist, because she was just so observant. I learn so much about life from Jane Austen.”