This week I decided to play in the open source AI platforms to see what kinds of answers are generated and what it can really do. Many business people are using this kind of AI to write marketing headlines, newsletters, and marketing materials.
My experience following other people using CHATGPT vary from people using this like Siri and Alexa to tell them jokes. You can ask the AI to write you a poem, lyrics, and ebooks. Yes, ebooks but don’t get all turned inside out. So far, the books are generic as my example questions and answer are shown below.
However, how you use these new AI tools are up to you. Some will set-up new businesses. You can even ask it to summarize books. The possibilities are endless. Me, a lightbulb turned on because you can use this AI to generate ideas, writing prompt ideas, and tips for writing a book.
In other words, this is a never ending form of writing prompts. Can it write a book on the level of a good writer? Well, right now, I find the results generic but there are people experimenting with AI and generating books. Can a computer generated story be as good as someone’s human experience? You never know which direction the future will go in but the reality of living a real matrix feels like it’s lurking around the corner.
How many of us wrote stories about AI lead societies? What will happen to us when our competition is no longer human? These are deep thoughts to ponder as I play with these AI tools.
While CHATGPT can write posts and even essays, it’s still in the early phases. You can see by the example below that the answer you receive is generic and lacking individual experience.
Could you generate an AI book and then sell it? Well, yes but most of us testing out the AI will tell you that what’s generated is pretty vanilla. The touch that comes from each personal experience is missing.
Example of CHATGPT:
My question: Can you share tips on how to write a book?
CHATGPT answer: Sure, here are some tips and tricks for writing a book:
- Set a goal and make a plan: Before you start writing, set a goal for what you want to accomplish with your book and make a plan for how you will achieve it. This could include setting a deadline for when you want to finish writing, outlining the structure of your book, and breaking the writing process down into manageable chunks.
- Find your writing routine: Find a routine that works for you. Some people prefer to write in the morning, while others write best at night. Experiment to find the time of day when you are most productive and stick to that schedule as much as possible.
- Create a writing space: Set up a dedicated writing space where you can focus on your book. Make sure it is comfortable, well-lit, and free from distractions.
- Write every day: Writing a book is a long-term project and it’s important to keep up momentum. Set aside time every day to write, even if it’s just a few minutes.
- Be open to feedback: Share your work with beta readers, friends, or writing groups and be open to feedback. Feedback can help you to identify areas for improvement and fine-tune your work.
- Keep going: Writing a book is a big undertaking and there will be times when you feel discouraged or unmotivated. But don’t give up! Keep pushing through and remember why you started writing in the first place.
- Revise and Edit: Once you have a complete draft, revise and edit your work. This can be the most time-consuming part of the process, but it’s also the most important. Eliminate any unnecessary or repetitive elements, and make sure your story flows logically and is engaging.
- Seek professional help: If you feel like you need extra help, consider hiring a professional editor or writing coach to help you with the process.
- Get Published: After you’ve finished writing your book, you can either self-publish or try to find a literary agent or publisher. Make sure you research the different options available to you and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Keep in mind that these tips are a guide and that every writer has their unique way of approaching the process. The most important thing is to find a method that works for you, and not to compare your process to others.
I don’t know how you feel about AI writing but you can take a look for yourself before you judge. The link to get a free CHAPTGPT account is at https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/. I encourage you to also look YouTube for videos on this AI tool if you’re curious about using this to help or create a business.
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