How Quitting Writing Made Me a Writer

Sometimes you need to lose your path before you find it

Mitch Horowitz
Sep 5, 2018 · 5 min read
Art: Glenn Harvey

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I did all right and earned a decent-enough living, but I didn’t feel like I stood for anything.

I prayed to God with everything in me to either help me recommit to journalism or give me the resolve to get out of it.

I experienced the renewal of my wish to be a writer — but on terms that far better suited my interests and temperament.


Mitch Horowitz

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"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China

Mitch Horowitz

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"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China

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I Quit!

We’ve all had bad jobs. Some worse than others. Bad bosses, bad working conditions, bad pay, bad food, bad odors, bad everything. Many of us have yearned to quit. Some of us have quit. And some of us have quit spectacularly. Enjoy these best quitting stories from the worst jobs.

We’ve all had bad jobs. Some worse than others. Bad bosses, bad working conditions, bad pay, bad food, bad odors, bad everything. Many of us have yearned to quit. Some of us have quit. And some of us have quit spectacularly. Enjoy these best quitting stories from the worst jobs.

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