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Save the Cat with ChatGPT

Or the theme of your novel, at least. There are dozens of formulas to choose from when you start writing fiction. There’s the hero’s journey, the three act structure, the seven point story structure, and so many more. It can be overwhelming, there is no doubt. And to add to the confusion, they aren’t all appropriate for every type of story. Every genre has its… Read More »Save the Cat with ChatGPT

woman working on a laptop, writing in a futuristic setting, created with midjourney

Midjourney Saved My Writing Career

It could save yours too. I’ve been writing fiction for a while now. I started taking it seriously around 2010, wrote a couple of bad books that are still wasting away in drawers because they are terrible. But eventually I got better and between 2012 and 2019 I published ten books, mostly romance and women’s fiction. Starting in 2020 I hit a major wall. The pandemic… Read More »Midjourney Saved My Writing Career

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A Complete Short Story Walkthrough: Using ChatGPT to Create a Mystery Story From Start to Finish (Part 3)

This is part 3 of a 3 part series. Find Part 1 here. Find Part 2 here. This final part of the series is all about how I generated the actual text for “Fires of Deceit” with ChatGPT. I used the outline that I molded from parts one and two to guide ChatGPT through each small section of the piece and had it rewrite or… Read More »A Complete Short Story Walkthrough: Using ChatGPT to Create a Mystery Story From Start to Finish (Part 3)

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A Complete Short Story Walkthrough: Using ChatGPT to Create a Mystery Story From Start to Finish (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Find Part 1 here. Following from my previous post, this post will be about the character development and mystery pieces for “The Fires of Deceit,” the short story that I created with ChatGPT. If you want to see how I brainstormed the story with ChatGPT, check out the first post in this series. In the final… Read More »A Complete Short Story Walkthrough: Using ChatGPT to Create a Mystery Story From Start to Finish (Part 2)