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Our Favorite Writing of 2023

Did you feel it? 

There was a shift during 2023 in the way people consume media. 

Ten years ago, you picked up whatever was on the bestseller lists, went to whatever movie was playing in the theaters, and watched whatever was on the limited channels on your TV. Then you went to work and could talk about it with your friends or coworkers, because we all read/watched/listened to what was provided to us.

Then, the options became endless. Overwhelming, even. It was an exciting time at first! Authors could self-publish, there were over 400 new shows between networks, cable, and streaming, and films were made available with no more than a click of your pointer finger. Titans emerged. Superhero movies and Netflix megahits. We got one after the other after the other. 

This year, it seems like we all got tired of it. There’s too much out there to choose from, and yet nothing at all. Sometimes staring at a wall, or TikTok, felt safer than cracking open a book on your ever-growing TBR stack or spending 40 minutes scrolling through Amazon, Netflix, Max, and Paramount+ for a movie or show to watch. Did you want to spend $20 to see the new Marvel movie that was just subpar, or was it easier to just stay in, heat up some leftovers, and open up Instagram Reels for the next hour? 

Don’t worry, we all had moments like that this year too. But, we found some bright spots that shook us out of our funks and stood out among all the noise. They inspired us, informed us, changed our outlook on the world, and entertained us. These picks reminded us how lucky we are to have so many choices at our fingertips. We hope they stand out for you too.

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Your 2023 Guide to Holiday Gifts for Writers

As the 2023 festive season approaches, it's time to deck the halls and delight the wordsmiths in your life with thoughtful gifts that will ignite their creative spark. 

If you're seeking the perfect gift for a budding novelist, a journaling aficionado, or the seasoned wordsmith, this curated guide of holiday gifts for writers is here to kindle inspiration and joy.

This year we’ve included both Buy Direct and Amazon links, after a few requests last year. We know that holiday shopping can get expensive, and bulking together shipping costs and other discounts on Amazon can help some folks make the most of their gift-giving budget.

Unwrap the magic of 2023's top literary and writerly holiday gifts. 

Whether they’re scribbling away in a cozy corner or tapping tirelessly at a keyboard, the writer in your life deserves a special something to transform their creative life into a haven of inspiration! 

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Our Favorite Content of 2022

Another year, another sprint to the finish line. Amiright?

As we tentatively returned to our “new normal” lives this year, the content we consumed ended up reflecting what we needed out of it. For some, that meant books that fed our escapism or media that broke up the monotony of our daily lives with something fresh and different. For others, it meant content that satisfied a craving for knowledge or taught us something new.

That’s the beauty of art. There is a book, podcast, movie, or show out there for us no matter what we’re looking for. Something that every person on this planet can connect with, learn from, and feel at home in. 

So if you’re looking for something in 2023, maybe you’ll find it in our team’s recommendations. Here’s the content that we connected with in 2022 …

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70 Gifts for Writers – Craft Your Content’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

What do writers want for their holiday gifts?

Whether it is Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, ChrismaKwanzaKkah, Blue Christmas, Bah Humbug!, or something else … we’re coming up on the season of celebrations and gift-giving.

And it can be a struggle to figure out what to give the writers in your life.

Heck, if you are a writer, it can be a struggle trying to figure out what to ask for!

Have no fear, my writing comrades.

I’ve spent months scouring and saving items from some of the coolest and most interesting sites on the internet. 

So whether you are looking for a gift for writers in 2022 or want to send this article to someone so they can find a gift to give you—we’ve got you covered! 

*Prices are accurate at time of publishing

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