Today’s flashback is not over a particular year but over events that span our history. The history of writing is an awesome example of the perseverance of writers.
Markings found on tortoise shells dated around 6000 BC are said to be some of the first writings. They were Jiahu symbols.
I wonder how they got those tortoises to hold still.
That one looks mean.
The first story ever written was the Epic of Gilgamesh. It is technically a poem based on Sumerian legends.
"Gilgamesh, what you seek you will never find. For when the Gods created Man they let death be his lot, eternal life they withheld".
It was written in Cuneiform, on twelve tablets.
And you thought editing was a bitch for you.
The first real book printed from movable type in the Western world is generally considered to be the Gutenberg Bible.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain was the first novel to be written on a typewriter.
We have come from this:
Then graduated to this:
To end here:
Never doubt that we are the lucky ones.
Now go write something!!!