Wednesday, March 6, 2024


The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your 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.

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

The awesome co-hosts for the March 6 posting of the IWSG are Kristina KellyMiffie Seideman, Jean Davis, and Liza @ Middle Passages!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG posts. 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!

March Question:

Have you "played" with AI to write those nasty synopses, or do you refuse to go that route? How do you feel about AI's impact on creative writing? 

The quick answer to this one is, no. But I entered the synopsis I’d written for my next book and ChatGPT kicked out a great analysis for each character. I think this will be useful when I do some posts about these characters. I wish I’d done it earlier so I could have referred to it while I was writing the book.

I haven’t played with it more than that. It bothers me that it’s so fast and without error. I’m not happy about being upstaged by something without a heart.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to #IWSGPit!

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's great that ChapGpt helped you with your characters' characteristics. I use it as a tool at my job.

Fundy Blue said...

I loved how you stated it, Lee: I’m not happy about being upstaged by something without a heart. That says it all!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lee - I guess if one uses AI and its associates in the office - then that's the easier way in to learn - as Natalie mentions. And then Fundy Blue's comment about you not wishing to be upstaged by something without a heart ... I so agree! Cheers Hilary

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Happy IWSG Day!

TWW said...

So you are using just for yourself, and not in something you are actually publishing? Interesting, I'll have to think about that one.

cleemckenzie said...

@Natalie Aquirre I was surprised at what it gave me. I thought it would rewrite my synopsis.

@Fundy Blue @Hilary Melton-Butcher Glad you liked that phrase. It's how I think of AI

@Elizabeth Seckman Same to you!

@TWW I used it for a book I'd written, thinking it might improve on my synopsis.