Stephen King Confronts His Own #Horror
Stephen King has decided to give Twitter a try - but don't expect to hear a lot from him.
The best-selling horror author can now be followed on the account @StephenKing.
According to messages on his Facebook page and his website, the writer wanted @StephenKingAuthor, but it was too long.
An assistant to Mr King, Marsha DeFilippo, confirmed that Mr King's account was authentic and said that his publisher, Scribner, had encouraged him to go on the social media website.
Mr King has long been open to eBooks and other digital innovations but until now has resisted Twitter.
Fans have been warned that he prefers books and is unlikely to tweet often, but he still clocked up more than 80,000 followers within six hours of his announcement.
His opening tweets were: "My first tweet. No longer a virgin. Be gentle!
"On Twitter at last, and can't think of a thing to say. Some writer I turned out to be."
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