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The Next Debate in Fiction Writing: Generative AI
A guest post for The Mindful Librarian
Delighted to announce my first guest post has been published on The Mindful Librarian, published by the lovely Kate Olson.
There’s a great storm brewing out there. You’ve heard it… the earth-shifting roar, the crack down the middle of the way we do life and work. Can you feel the rising tide of AI welling up and carrying all of our boats to the top of a monster wave? A wave none of us know how big it is, when it will crash, and which boats will crack under its force–and which will burst forward with irresistible energy. The wave has swept around the planet in a few short months, capturing 100 million+ people in its spell. Millions are enraptured, leveraging generative AI’s muscle-bound power in a dizzying array of applications and use cases, but too often doing so without thinking through implications, repercussions, costs, consequences.
Ain’t that the way we’ve always done things.
Except this time, those “repercussions” might be a little more serious.
Fiction writers, it’s time to roll up our sleeves, pull on our work boots, and do some serious critical thinking, lest we be swept out to the AI sea and lose our story bearings. So click out of those prompt engineering webinars, brew a strong cup of your favorite coffee or hot chocolate, and head on over to Kate’s Substack. See you there!