There’s always been a ton of demand for children’s book publishing, because it seems easier to “write” a children’s book and then hire and artist. But it’s expensive, and formatting children’s books is a pain. I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a case study, now that GPT3 is pretty good and...
Short answer: Yes, for now. Content respinners, rewording tools and sentence rephrasers have been around for a long time. It was a way for black-hat SEO gurus to steal content and make it unique enough to still rank in google So why is Quillbot blowing up right now? AI Writing Tools are brand new and
I’ve been pretty quiet over the last few months, watching curiously as the debate against AI text to image generators have become more controversial. As a fine artist and designer, when I first starting playing with midjourney, I was impressed with what could soon be possible. Version four has already defeated the main claim that
I’ve been curious about AI for awhile and have dabbled with most of the big “AI content writing” tools this year. But first, a warning: a few friends of mine made a series of sites with GPT-3 writing tools, and they worked great for awhile… until they didn’t. There’s been some discussion about whether Google...
I’ve been up for days, anxious and paranoid, because I’m excited about a new tool I found on Reddit and immediately reached out to buy. I’ve been thinking about making a “magic 8-ball” tool to generate writing prompts for years so this one caught my eye. The prompts are fun, clever and creative, and there
Writing fiction with AI (ChatGPT, openai playground and Jasper for novels, short stories and children’s books)
I wrote a post a few months ago when AI writing tools were just starting to get good enough to be exciting. I was impressed with the results using Jasper AI, especially for improving the blurbs for my novels. But OpenAI just updated to a newer version of GPT3 (davinci3) and I wanted to test
Recently I’ve been playing around with author portraits. These are notoriously hard to get (professional, studio quality headshots) because most writers are awkward and maybe not super-photogenic (hey we’re writers, not models). BUT midjourney version four allows you to combine pics now, so I can generate any mythical creature and...
What is Kindle Rewards… get paid for reading? And 10 more amazon changes you probably haven’t heard about yet
I was updated my Amazon page and noticed this new banner: Which took me to the following popup: If my math is right, basically if you spend $60 on bucks, you get $3 back to buy more books. Not a great deal, but it’s something, like a loyalty program. If I’m speculating, here are some
Had a fun thought today about using AI text to image prompt generators to make AI art for SEO and web traffic. It’s short, but bear with me as I list some more general points. AI art for blogging and featured images There are some ongoing legal and moral issues about how you can/should use
I’ve sold 100K books without a universal book linking tool so I’ve never really understood the appeal, but they can also be super useful for specific things so it’s worth discussing the best options to link to your book, author website, amazon page etc. What is a universal book link tool? Basically it works like
Dialogue can be the make-or-break element in a story. It can breathe life into characters, advance the plot, and provide insight into their psyche. But when done poorly, it can derail the flow and alienate readers. Let’s uncover the seven deadly sins of dialogue and how to sidestep them. 1. Sin of Exposition: The “As
At a glance, my decision might strike some as sheer madness. After all, isn’t homeownership the very pinnacle of adult achievement? The embodiment of financial security? The foundation on which you raise a family and set down roots? Certainly, for many, that white picket fence symbolizes a dream realized. Yet, for creatives like me...