I’ve always looked for “writing adjacent” roles. I did marketing for various companies, which involves writing webpages and email copy, among other things. In my twenties, I started a day care center with my mom. She still runs it! There wasn’t a ton of writing involved in doing that, but I did get one writing “win” from it. A rep from a small, local magazine came to speak to us about advertising with them. Instead of advertising, I talked them into letting me write articles for them. The gig didn’t pay, but it was thrilling to see my name in print.