Wednesday, March 6, 2024


 The Insecure Writer's Support Group is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. He, his clones, minions, friends, and fellow authors make it an amazing event every month.

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Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!  


Have you "played" with AI to write those nasty synopses, or do you refuse to go that route? How do you feel about AI's impact on creative writing?


AI is not for me.

I do this job because I love words and stories. I love playing with words and stories. I have no desire to turn any of that over to a machine - not even for blurbs.

I know a lot of people have played with AI and use it to help them with the non-creative tasks. Still, not for me.

Sadly, I think there will be plenty of scammers willing to take advantage of AI to make themselves money at the expense of humans who are trying to make a living from their creativity and art.

I prefer to do my own work.

How about you?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I probably won't be using it for anything either. Sadly I think people are already using it to produce stories.

Yvonne Osborne said...

A hearty AMEN! I completely agree with you so thank you. All the robotic A.I. helps is those who could never write in the first place. Hopefully we will always be able to tell the difference.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I doubt I'll ever use it, either.

M.J. Fifield said...

AI isn't for me, either. I don't want it anywhere near anything I write.

You're sadly right about the scammers, though.

Pat Garcia said...

I so agree with you. AI is not my cup of tea.
Have a lovely month of March.
Shalom shalom

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

Not for me, either.

Kristina Kelly said...

People are already using it to produce short stories and books. Ugh, scammers. In the case of online magazines, it's making their job harder and it makes it harder for us who are actually creating (meanwhile, the mags can tell these are bad AI writing submissions and rejecting them anyway - I wonder why people think they can make a quick buck in the short story market...).

Natalie Aguirre said...

It's a personal decision whether to use Al or not. I use it at work all the time, and it does cut down the time I spend writing articles, but they still have my words in them.

Olga Godim said...

Yes, you're right. [sigh] Some unscrupulous people (I hesitate to call them writers) already employ AIs to write their books, publish those books, and get paid for them. And none of those people is concerned with ethics or quality.

Carol Kilgore said...

Not really for me either. Even if it was something I wanted to do, I don't have time right now to learn how it works.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm with you. I wonder how long before AI books start to take the spot of human-written books.

emaginette said...

I do the writing on my own but I do like to brainstorm new ideas or directions for research with an AI. The one I use is pretty chunky, though. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

cleemckenzie said...

Absolutely. Why write anything if you don't do the heavy lifting yourself?

Fundy Blue said...

I agree with you, Jemi! Enjoy WISG Day!

DMS said...

I prefer humans to AI. I haven't used AI to write anything- but I know that there are a lot of people who use it all the time.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

AI can be handy in the right place. Using it to write whole books is a mistake.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I'm with you. No, thank you. I don't even want to use it for blurbs/synopses/outlines. I hate that it's been developed to steal from creatives instead of to solve real problems.

Jemi Fraser said...

Alex - I agree

Yvonne - I hope so!

Diane - good plan

MJ - it's so frustrating!

Pat - enjoy the sun!!

Rebecca - so many of us agree!

Kristina - scammers are the worst! And you're right - the short story market isn't making a ton of millionaires!

Natalie - I imagine it's useful for many non-creative tasks

Olga - that's so frustrating!

Carol - time is always an issue!

Susan - it's probably already happened :(

Anna - I can see that

Lee - exactly!

Blue - you too!

Jess - humans are so much better!

Lynda - agreed!

Shannon - yes! let's put the AI to use in solving medical things and world hunger!

Patricia JL said...

I haven't tried AI for any writing tasks as it often feels like I'd spend just as much time figuring out what prompts to put in as I would just writing whatever it is I need written. That's not to say I won't ever give AI a shot at annoying tasks, but it's low on my priority list.

Denise Covey said...

I love the possibilities of AI Jemi. I suspect down the track, most authors will use it somehow. My students taught me how to use it. Clever clogs.