Greetings from Hannibal, MO, Mark Twain's boyhood hometown, my theme for this year's AtoZ Challenge.
My title sounds like a music group. Let's begin with Twain's older bro, Orion Clemens. He started a newspaper, the Hannibal Journal, and operated the business out of their home on Hill Street. Twain helped him write articles for the paper. The Missouri Courier was born out of this era, which later became our town's newspaper, the Hannibal Courier-Post, which is the oldest running newspaper in Missouri. Twain even helped himself to editing the paper when his brother was out of town. This experience was Twain's first experimentation with pen names. He eventually worked for the Missouri Courier as an apprentice.
When I went to take a pic of the Hannibal Courier-Post a few blocks from Twain's home, I changed my mind. I couldn't do it. The horrifically ugly building (probably built in the sixties) just isn't photo worthy. So I chose to extend today's post to include the doors of Hannibal which are way more fun to photograph.
|The Old Planter's Restaurant|
|The Whistle Stop Cafe|
Do you ever write from photographs? I do all the time. I follow a ton of Chicago IGers (Instagramers) who post pictures of my fave city. I utilize their talent as inspiration for my writing. How did you get started in writing?