Death and Social Media

Not always the best of bedfellows, there are occasions when The Socials can give the death of the author an air of dignity.

 

It helps, of course, to have enough warning to write your last tweets in advance.

A graceful end to probably the most influential writer of my early life; I didn't get on with Tolkein or anything too serious, so Terry Pratchett's wit, imagination, and blend of silly fun and good solid life lessons were a pretty big influence on my life.

He wrote brilliantly, never took himself too seriously and inspired millions of young readers, myself happily and enthusiastically included. And now he's gone.