How to Use AI to Write Your Stories
For this example, I am going to use a website called Text Synth. This site uses predictive text, similar to your smartphone predictive text feature, and attempts to complete a paragraph or so based on what you put into it.
So if we go to the site, you will see right away that there is a big box that you can input text in. Based on what you put in that box, the site will output a continuation of your text. The shorter the input, the more random the text it will create, but if you put a fairly large chunk of text in, the output will be accurate.
So, let's try this in action. I’ll put in a sample text, and put the response in a quote after. My sample text will be the quote right at the beginning of HP Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu.
It reads: “Of such great powers or beings there may be conceivably a survival . . . a survival of a hugely remote period when . . . consciousness was manifested, perhaps, in shapes and forms long since withdrawn before the tide of advancing humanity . . . forms of which poetry and legend alone have caught a flying memory and called them gods, monsters, mythical beings of all sorts and kinds”
Adding that to the input, let us see what we get. The site continues:
for it was through their agency that life was first vouchsafed to man, before his own powers developed beyond the bounds of that primitive condition of existence in which he now lives, and the gods, those creatures of the primitive imagination, the tutelary spirits, the progenitors of later worship, gradually sank into a secondary position and the earth was covered with the thick growth of humanity
Interesting. We want it longer though, what do we do? You can just copy the text that the site…