I told stories long before I ever wrote them down. When I was about five years old I was doing an advice column for my Star Wars figures...talking out loud in my bedroom and whatnot. (Even then, Han and Leia were having a ton of interpersonal problems. ).Right around the age of nine I started coming up with "concept videos" in my head for some of my favorite songs (even many of those songs already had music videos...but I had my own interpretation on a lot of things). I started writing down stories at the age of twelve. By fourteen I had completed my first SW fanfic, a 324 page rewrite of ROTJ.