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Robots Replacing Authors?

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

The world of writing is facing a new and unexpected challenge. With the recent rise of AI (Artificial Intelligence) programs specifically designed to write stories, what does this mean for the future of authors? It’s a question that has been at the forefront of conversations in bookstores, coffee shops, and beyond, as people realize that their livelihoods could be drastically changed by these new programs.

For many authors, it was something they never expected to face; an entity that can create stories with a few simple clicks where once there were only hours upon hours of work. But still, the question remains: how much will this impact authors? Will it mean the end of their jobs as we know them? What kind of stories will these AI programs be able to create?

It’s no secret that Artificial Intelligence has already made its way into many industries around the world. From medicine and finance to more creative fields such as motion picture production, AI has been making waves across all areas. But when it comes to writing, it may very well be the tipping point–or it could be just another tool in an author’s arsenal. After all, technology is ever-changing, and new advances are happening every day. So while AI programs may become more advanced over time and begin producing even better stories than before, there are also new ways being created to use such technology wisely. For example, some authors have started using AI programs to help them brainstorm ideas or find interesting plot points. Others have used similar systems to help automate mundane tasks like fact-checking or formatting documents so they can focus on more important aspects like crafting compelling characters and narratives instead.

At its core though, creativity is something still very unique to humans–for now at least. While some might argue that computers will eventually take over this aspect as well one day, many authors would disagree; citing their own experiences in developing intricate worlds filled with memorable characters and plotlines which simply cannot be replicated by machines alone yet.

Whether you believe in its potential or not, there’s no denying that Artificial Intelligence is here to stay—and with it comes a whole host of possibilities for writers everywhere. The future holds many unknowns but one thing we do know for sure: authors will definitely remain relevant in whatever form our storytelling takes next.

Lastly, did an AI program create this blog post or did an actual human write it? I'll leave that up to you to decide because I'm not telling.

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Dale Thele, Bestselling Fiction Author

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Stories with an LGBTQ+ Twist

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