14 Feb Using ChatGPT to Write the Short Book: Sharing the Journey
How I Wrote A Book in 2 Days Using ChatGPT
Writing a book is a significant undertaking, and for many authors, the process can be time-consuming and challenging. However, recent advancements in AI technology have made it possible to write a book with less effort and time. In this blog post, I will discuss how ChatGPT helped an me write a short book titled “Sharing the Journey,” and the positives and negatives of AI book generation.
The Process of Creating a Book Using ChatGPT
I started by providing ChatGPT with a general outline of the book’s storyline, character profiles, and key events. The AI language model used its advanced natural language processing capabilities to generate a rough draft of the book, with dialogue, descriptions, and actions based on the author’s input.
While the initial draft was impressive, I had to edit and revise the content to ensure that it aligned with their vision for the book. ChatGPT, like any machine learning model, has limitations and can make errors in grammar, punctuation, and syntax. Therefore, I had to review the content and correct any mistakes to ensure that it was clear, coherent, and engaging for readers.
However, the AI technology had several benefits in the book writing process. One of the most significant benefits is that it saved me a considerable amount of time and effort in writing the book. Instead of spending months writing and editing, I was able to complete the book within a shorter timeframe, allowing me to focus on other aspects of the book publishing process, such as cover design, and complete other maintenance tasks on board the boat.
Additionally, the use of AI technology provided me with fresh and innovative ideas (these are ChatGPTs words, not mine, and this is where things can go off the rails). ChatGPT’s natural language processing capabilities allowed the author to explore different narrative approaches, character arcs, and storylines, and find unique ways to engage the reader. (Honestly it’s engagement score when measured in Grammarly, another tool I use to proof read for us was quite high, overall the text scored an 86%, not bad, but not up to my usual scores or those of full time writers.)
Concerns With AI Book Generation
However, there are also some potential negatives to using AI book generation. One significant concern is the lack of human creativity and emotion in the writing. While ChatGPT can generate text that aligns with the author’s input, it lacks the ability to create something truly original or groundbreaking. A machine learning model can only generate content based on what it has learned from previous examples and may not be able to produce something that is wholly unique. (This is true, and ChatGPT sometimes includes some things that are completely untrue, before editing and forced re-write queries, ChatGPT tried to say our J/46 Sailboat was a brand new custom built superyacht….ummm no, she is a 22 year old classic we bought used and work incredibly hard to maintain ourselves.)
Another concern is that AI book generation may not be suitable for every author or every book genre. Some genres require a more personal and emotional touch that may not be achievable through AI technology. Additionally, some authors may prefer the traditional writing process and enjoy the creative process of writing, and may not want to use AI book generation.
In conclusion, ChatGPT is a powerful AI technology (sort of, we question if OpenAI’s ChatGPT is true “artificial intelligence” or just a pre-programmed random BS generator) that can assist authors in writing a book with less effort and time. However, while AI book generation has many benefits, it is essential to remember its limitations and that it may not be suitable for every author or genre. Nonetheless, the use of AI technology in book writing is an exciting development, and it will be interesting to see how it continues to evolve and impact the publishing industry in the future.
My Thoughts On AI Content Generation
My Words: It is interesting to test this new tech. I am very interested in all things internet and the ability to use technology to simplify and scale processes. In the long run, I have to admit, I am a bit scared to see where this technology will take the world. I am skeptical of its end results, will this bring about the end of the world as we become stuck in a feedback loop in the race to the bottom of stupidity? We kind of just want to run and hide on our sailboat in a remote corner of the earth where AI won’t reach us, but at this point we know that is impossible. I feel like I have to explore the technology and begin to understand it for our own good, as this snowball has only starting rolling at the top of the mountain. I just hope humans don’t get too lazy and hand the helm off entirely, cue the Matrix and Terminator movies!
Disclaimer: I used ChatGPT to write most this post, my comments are in parenthesis and in the “My Words” section at the end. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on this new technology in the comments below. Some of the links above are referral links to amazon which we do earn income from, this helps us to fund our journey and continue our sailing adventures and content creation.