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October 4 question: The topic of AI writing has been heavily debated across the world. According to various sources, generative AI will assist writers, not replace them. What are your thoughts?
Who knows what this tool will do for writers? Who knows if it will remain a tool or become much more in all of our writing lives? Even our friend Musk has some reservations, so perhaps we need to tread with some caution.
I’ve read some AI generated writing, and so far it’s like reading a fleshed out dictionary: the facts set down consistently and without errors.
One friend used it to write a synopsis, and it was close to perfect. She only had to tweak a couple of sentences. Since most writers detest writing synopses, this could be a major help. At least, AI could generate a draft, and then the writer could fine tune it.
As for me, I’ll plod along with my quill pen and blotter. I rather like the way working out my brain makes me feel. It has almost the same effect as the endorphin boost physical exercise gives my body.
I’m slowly transferring to Substack. All I need is a few hours of uninterrupted time to figure it out, but that does not seem possible right now. Besides having a new book close to launch and three others in stages of completion, I’m about to start a house remodeling project. What is wrong with me?
Anyway, come see me at my almost NEW DIGS.
Quote of the Month: “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley