Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Fall Into IWSG Day


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!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. 

And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can't find you to comment back.

Let’s rock 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!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

Remember, the question is optional!

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?

Assist me? Oh. You mean write my jumbled paragraph of a rough draft of a rough draft into some cohesive story so I can clam I wrote it when really the robot did it? Sure. Sounds good. Get to it robot. What? You're already done? Darn. I guess you better get to the fifty more I have waiting to be done.

Assist is just a term used by the rich turds so that they can get away with using it. Eventually they are going to use it to take over most writing and save money for things like TV and movies and such. They'll have one writer take a pass at the end result maybe and that will be it. It has been that way with every invention ever created. Comes in. Makes the job of 20 down to 2. Company saves. Turds get richer. Rinse and repeat.

As for novels and such. Bye bye ghost writers. And some 4 million books were released last year. Wait until every eejit with a big toe that has an idea from a flea on their dog gets a hold of it. Then they'll be an author thanks to the robot and 400,000,000 books will be released a year.

It will be what it will be. But between now and Skynet there will be plenty of "fun" to be had.

Thoughts on AI in writing? Think I'm wrong? Give it twenty years and then we'll see. As long as Skynet doesn't get us by then.

Happy IWSG Day!

(Psst. This may have been written by a robot pretending to be a human or a human pretending to be a robot. Or a robot that is a robot or a human that is a human. Or maybe just an alien who looks like a human that pretends it is a robot. Or maybe just a little sometimes rhyming a..)


Karen Baldwin said...

I have hope. The WGA strike was all about AI and ways to protect writers. I also have faith in we humans who will demand more depth to books than what AI can do.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I have hope like Karen that it won't replace us.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That would be quite the flood of books. Who will read them all if Skynet takes us out though?

Jen said...

I have mixed feelings but I do have hope. But I do love the idea that a robot masquerading as a human masquerading as an alien may or may not have written this. Makes it much more poignant, yes?

At the very least, I believe it will be much easier to really appreciate the work done by a real, life human.

Or alien.

Or whatever ... ;)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

What happens when AI decides our regulations are wrong?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

LOL. I talked about Skynet too. Yeah, it will be used to cut out writers. Sooner or later.

ib said...

Pat, I like your answer here and found it most "LOLish" (Not really a word but...) Skynet will never take me alive. Let us begin La Resistance!

cleemckenzie said...

The next strike will be ghostwriters. I predict!

Sherry Ellis said...

AI can help generate ideas, but that's as far as it should go. No writing books!

C.D. Gallant-King said...

I think the funniest part is that you think it will take 20 years. :-)

PJ Colando said...

I cracked up as I read the post! Great sense of wit and cynicism on full display, defying spellcheck and grammar-check and schtick! Pat Hatt, we need to meet!

As you may/may not know some of the richest writers of great influence and wealth have enjoined Google's CHATGPT (whatever the acronym is, it's a copywrite thief) in a lawsuit because their deathless prose was fed to the machine to teach it how to write!

We all have a ringside seat - or you can join the suit if/when you find out that your work was used to teach the freaking new kid on the block..

BTW, does anyone else notice the irony of having to prove that we are not robots to add our posts to this rant...

Olga Godim said...

Maybe AI should take a stab at fixing the Blogger comments problem. So far, I haven't been able to comment on many blogs I usually visit on the IWSG day. I feel guilty. People might expect my comments, and I don't want to look like I'm ignoring them. The darn AI doesn't aim in the right direction.

Patricia JL said...

I don't think AI is going to take over all writing. Some, maybe, but it's not going to be able to produce something timeless. Those need a spark of creativity and humanity that AI will never have.

Pat Hatt said...

Karen- Hope is good. Hope your hope is right.

Natalie - Hope the hope is still strong lol

Alex - This is true, if it floods with books, then what? Skynet will make books just the beginning.

Jen - Yeah. Makes it's much more so than just saying some human wrote it and leaving it at that.

Diane - Exactly. We're screwed.

Susan - Sooner or later indeed.

ib - But maybe that is the goal to never take you alive. You and your LOLish hahaha

Lee - Probably not far off

Sherry - Should go is the key. Once it has free reign, we're toast.

C.D. - Did I make a rounding error?

PJ - Defy it all and let it fly, maybe my craziness will make skynet die. We need to meet? You mean you are out to capture an alien? Who knew. Yeah. The robots are being fed and before we know it their dog food will come out as a gourmet meal. If humans allow it, which they will because they are eejits, so says the alien. Yeah. I'll join the suit and get 20 bucks while the lawyers get 20,000,000. Sounds almost as enjoyable as Skynet. Proving your not a robot is the first step. Now they have you pegged from the real robots. Watch your back.

Olga - AI has a mind of it's own already? lol

Patricia - Don't tell the AI that. Skynet may not like your petty human review lol

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I think humans will always be more creative than AI!

Snapdragon said...

I see AI as a tool and like any other tool it not good or bad. Its the person's intend behind using the tool. Well there are things AI has been useful for. AI can never replace people creating art.