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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Author Stephen King finally joins twitter and is rendered speechless

Stephen King on the set of Under The Dome
Stephen King on the set of Under The Dome

Horror author has taken to Twitter and gleaned 55,000 followers in three hours but can't find anything to say.

The 66-year-old best-selling horror author can now be followed at the account @StephenKing.

An assistant to King, Marsha DeFilippo, confirmed that King's account was authentic and said that his publisher, Scribner, had encouraged him to go on Twitter.

King has long been open to e-books and other digital innovations but had resisted Twitter until now.

His first tweet read: "My first tweet. No longer a virgin. Be gentle!."

It was followed two hours later by: "On Twitter at last, and can't think of a thing to say. Some writer I turned out to be."

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