Sudowrite Tips and Tricks
The following are some tips and tricks I discovered while using Sudowrite.
Because there is no right or wrong way to use AI in your writing, none of these posts should be interpreted as “the way things should be done.” It’s just a suggestion to get you started.
Dates of posting are provided, with the oldest being first. (Sudowrite changes and progresses fairly frequently, so keep that in mind.)
- Sudowrite: How much WRITE costs in words. November 25, 2022
These tips and tricks have been moved into the official Sudowrite blog and these links will lead you directly to them.
- Create complete, detailed outlines (in any genre) in 3 MINUTES with Sudowrite
- Easy Character Creation with Sudowrite
- Line Editing and Copy Editing with AI
- Instant Dialogue for Description-heavy Writers
- You Need a “Sentence Thesaurus” (And how to make one)
- Controlling tone, direction, style and more with Expand
- How to write like a pirate. Or with
- an accent. Or like a snake.
- Customize Rewrite to draw out character emotions, facial expressions, or anything else
- Change one tense to another, automatically
- Create Richer Character Descriptions
- Tricks for Novelists: Continuing scenes and chapters
- Murder Mystery Plot Points in a Flash
- Using Beat Sheets with Sudowrite
My first days with Sudowrite
When I was interested in giving this a whirl, I found little on it regarding authors, so I thought I’d add my experience here. The following blog posts chronicle my experience with Sudowrite if/when I have some insight. It’s not necessarily going to be ongoing. Dates are provided, the oldest is first.
- Deciding to try Sudowrite June 4, 2021
- Initial Sudowrite Observational Tweets June 5, 2021
- Where the AI ethics began to get murky. June 5, 2021
- Book 3, 2.5 Chapters in, all AI-Augmented. My current process. June 7, 2021
- Has Sudowrite helped my production? Yes. June 9, 2021
- Finding the AI Balance & Keeping Organic Connections June 13, 2021
- Final Thoughts on Sudowrite July 12, 2021
- More Final Thoughts on Sudowrite & Other AI Tools – an update October 5, 2021
- FAQs After ChatGPT Exploded on to the scene. (And information on interview requests.) February 1, 2023
#AI Tools & Articles
Tools I use
- Sudowrite – for fiction writing and narrative prose.
- Quillbot – to rephrase sentences.
- ChatGPT+ and OpenAI Playground– for marketing blurbs, plots, mystery generation, and some rewriting/editing.
- Chatbase.co – “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 then scouring for “that scene with that thing.”
- LitRPG Adventures – for fantasy locations and characters
- New Yorker: The Computers Are Getting Better at Writing
- The Verge: The Great Fiction of AI: The strange world of high-speed semi-automated genre fiction – a long-form article that yours truly appears in.
- The Verge: How Kindle novelists are using ChatGPT – an interview with me about the ChatGPT explosion
- The Creative Penn (YouTube): The AI-Augmented Author. Writing With GPT-3 With Paul Bellow
- The Creative Penn (YouTube): Writing Fiction With Sudowrite With Leanne Leeds
- Sudowrite an AI Writing tool for authors: Features and Demonstration on the Business of Writing Podcast featuring author Elizabeth Ann West.
- The Creative Penn (Youtube): Writing Fiction With AI. Sudowrite With Amit Gupta
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