Towards the end of June, I gave a small workshop about writing with AI. We looked at some techniques used to generate creative work with ChatGPT. During the session, I referred to a number of resources, which are collected below:
- Cal Newport’s What Kind of Mind Does ChatGPT Have? is an excellent introduction to how LLMs work. For a more detailed explanation, check out Stephen Wolfram’s What is ChatGPT Doing, and Why Does it Work?
- One exploration of AI-generated fiction is Audrey Armstrong’s experiment, How Good is AI at Writing, Anyway? I disagree with the method used here, which expects too much of these tools without considering how they work best.
- Stephen Marche has done some excellent work with AI, including a novel produced with ChatGPT, Death of an Author. He has given some excellent interview, but my favourite promotional piece was Does Artificial Intelligence Really Have the Potential to Create Transformative Art? where Marche suggests some interesting principles for AI art.
- prompts.chat is a massive list of AI prompts, which shows a huge range of potential applications for ChatGPT.
- AI artist Shardcore gave an interesting talk to 2021’s copycon, a copywriting conference: The Death of the Author, AI and the future of writing.
- The Great Fiction of AI is another good exploration of AI’s use in writing.
- AI Writing Proves The Author Is Very Much Alive was a good essay exploring the importance of humanity in literature.
- NaNoGenMo is an annual competition for computer-generated novels. Bookriot produced a good overview. My favourite entrant was All the Minutes, which generated its ‘narrative’ from Twitter.
- While ChatGPT is fascinating, it’s also worth checking out sudowrite, a tool specifically for writers, built on top of the platform.