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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

IWSG: Thoughts on AIs


Welcome to the Insecure Writer's Support Group. IWSG is the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.

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! Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going. We are rockin' the neurotic writing world.

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG

The awesome co-hosts for the October 4 posting of the IWSG are Natalie Aguirre, Kim Lajevardi, Debs Carey, Gwen Gardner, Patricia Josephine, and Rebecca Douglass!

Here I go again. Last month, I forgot to post. I can hardly believe that myself. Worse, I forgot again this month. Remembered, sort of, in time. Apologies to anyone who stopped by and I wasn't there. Next month has to be better.

This month's question: According to various sources, generative AI will assist writers, not replace them. What are your thoughts?

I'm all for anything that helps writers. Will the AI bring me coffee or a snack? Yeah. Will s/he correct my grammar? Microsoft does that already. Will the AI feed me ideas? Okay. I could handle another muse. Maybe the AI would do the laundry, feed my husband when I don't want to stop writing. 

As far as the AI writing my story? I think not. That would take away all the magic. The most fantastic thing about writing is the surprise when a character does something unexpected. Since an AI (I'm thinking something like Data on Star Trek) doesn't have emotions, it wouldn't appreciate the thrill of finishing a book or seeing it in print.

AIs can't appreciate the best part of writing.

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