Write for yourself.
About the music you love.
And the Guy Fieri you love.
Sometimes, friends might ask you to write things.
And brands might ask you to write things, like a magazine for Red Bull.
Or music reviews for Nylon.
Or 300 words on Ed Sheeran’s hair for Teen Vogue.
But don’t forget to write for yourself. Write a poetry book. Throw a party for that book.
Write poetry for a friend’s book. Go to the party for that one, too.
Turn a bad job interview into a Fast Company article.
(Remember: bad things can make good writing habits!)
And when you get a job that asks you to write words, take that job. Write those words.