Yes, I have heard a lot of things when it comes to writers and the future of artificial intelligence (AI for short). The latest buzz has been writers worrying about the future between the real human writers out here who bust their you know what to write books on a daily basis either as a main source of income or as a secondary source of income vs. AI writers who uses the different AI software to write a book and to hopefully make a profit. Lately, the argument has been writers who are either against AI altogether or who fully embrace AI to take the place of being creative when it comes to their written work.
It has gotten so bad to a point where small publishers in the publishing world has shut down submissions due to the fear of the writer submitting their work through AI. While there are publishers and small presses shutting down the use of AI for future submissions, there are other companies like Amazon KDP, who doesn’t seem to fazed by it at all. So, what is my take on the situation?
I say we can exist in a world where we could embrace both as long as it doesn’t require people to cheat or copy other people’s work and use it as their own.
I am okay with using this type of technology when it comes to creating writing prompts whenever a writer gets stuck on an idea and needs some sort of inspiration to write. I think it would okay to do this considering how hard it can be to come up with ideas for novels. However, I am totally against using it if a writer wants to earn a quick buck by using AI to write the story for them. This is what seems to be happening right now and I must admit that this does not bring a warm and fuzzy feeling to me at all. But, I do believe that despite this massive wave of AI writers hitting the self-publishing platform that it will never replace human writers now or in the future.
Why? Because human writers know how to write based on human emotions. This is something I have realized when it comes to AI submissions. Even though it provides plenty of information when it comes to a range of topics, it will never capture the human emotions that only a human writer can do. Human writers write about love, sadness, death, and other emotions that AI fails to understand. Twilight became a success because of the human emotions of falling in love for the first time… with a vampire. The Vampire Diaries was a huge success because of the main character’s emotional struggle on having to choose between two brothers when she clearly loves them both in her own way.
The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery deals with a woman who is trying to move on with her life even though she feels as if it’s falling apart because of her husband and her relationship with her stepsister. All of these stories have to make the characters relatable so that the reader can feel something. Can AI do this? I don’t think so. Will they ever be able to in the future? Time will tell. For now, I am going to continue to write my books and hope that someday, I will be able to write enough books for readers to love.
That’s all for now. See you soon.