I see articles like this posted on Bluesky, and I so badly would love to share all the positive experiences I’ve had writing with AI and of users enjoying their experiences with the same… but then I read the comments and everyone is so virulently anti-AI that I just retreat back to the comfort of my own experience and post my little bit into the void.

Even as writers battle the scourge of A.I., many have begun to use it as a tool for making sentences. More than that, some have embraced A.I. as the latest iteration of an ancient literary conceit: the fantasy of a co-author, a confidant, a muse — an extra intelligence, a supplemental mental database. Poets and novelists once turned to séances, Ouija boards and automatic writing for inspiration. Now they can summon a chatbot to their laptops.

James R. Hull @jhull