Artificial Intelligence in Fiction

Since June 2021, I have been experimenting with artificial intelligence to explore how it might enhance my fiction writing process. Below are some resources, tips, groups, videos, and articles related to AI writing tools that other writers may find helpful or interesting to consider as they develop their own writing workflow. There are also links to my personal blog posts documenting my initial trials with Sudowrite, an app that uses GPT to suggest/generate words and story details.

Tools I currently use:

This is current as of 2/20/2024.

  • NovelCrafter – this software would have been exactly what I was looking for even if I coudn’t hook my own AI into the backend. The Codex is game changing for me, the type of story bible ease I’ve been looking for. I’m not even using the AI backend anymore, just the Codex.
  • Quillbot – to rephrase sentences/as a thesaurus on a per sentence editing basis.
  • LitRPG Adventures – for fantasy locations and characters
  • Poe by Quora – Poe is a service developed by Quora and launched in December 2022. It allows access to a range of AI bots, including my two preferred LLMs: GPT-4 and Claude 2. This cuts the access cost (ChatGPT+ at $20/m and Claude+ at $20/m) in half (Poe $20/m) and the number of messages allowed per month is more than enough for my use.

Tools I have used but no longer use:

  • Sudowrite (Disclosure: it’s an affiliate link.) – for fiction writing and narrative prose. (Stopped using in favor of Claude.) (Started using again just for the Describe button. I do love the Describe button.) (Stopped again to go back to Claude.)
  •“Just upload a pdf or add a link to your website and get a ChatGPT-like chatbot that can answer any question on it.” I use this to talk to my previously written books with ChatGPT – it’s easier than scouring for “that scene with that thing.” (Not quite there yet. Stopped using it altogether for books until the technology moves ahead a bit, but you’re welcome to try it. Disclosure: it’s an affiliate link.)
  • Anthropic’s Claude – for fiction drafting, revising, and rephrasing, as well as for querying the manuscript. (I still use the LLM, just through Poe by Quora instead.)
  • ChatGPT+ – for Dalle-3 and Vision. (I also use the LLMs through Poe by Quora.)
  • TypingMind – You can use GPT4/Claude with a ChatGPT-like interface and enhanced features like chat history search, folders, integrations, prompt library, etc. Fantastic for organizing prompts used outside of NovelCrafter/not used for the fiction itself (like marketing prompts.)
  • (Went back to Poe. Just prefer it.)

Things I wrote about the tools I’m using/was using:

(Please note much of this is older information)


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Classes for Authors

These are classes/training I personally recommend/endorse.

Groups for Fiction Authors

These are groups I’m personally a part of and can confirm are a good source of information.

  • AI Writing for Authors – Facebook Group with almost 2,000 5,000 members, and unfailingly AI positive/supportive.