Hi, Wondering if it's common or not among these forums, for people to pick up or devote themselves to writing at a later age than is typically usual. I personally was not an avid reader as a child, and didn't really appreciate writing as a craft (and by extension, literature) until around age 18. In the UK, between 16 and 18 some of us attend 'college' to acquire A-levels, which are similar to the US SAT exams (our precursor for university); it wasn't until college, that I took academics even remotely serious, and began applying myself (honing my writing was a byproduct, of studying Classics and English Language). On recognising I at least had some natural ability, I explored writing as a discipline, and even gravitated towards books. For the record, I understand that late-teens isn't exceptionally late (Bram Stoker started in his forties), but compared to Rowling, Iain Banks etc who all seemed sure of their goals, from childhood onwards, are there any among these forums whom developed the interest or the passion at some point past the typical age? Share away your origins, and we can try to find a trend!