ChatGPT - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

Aug 22, 2023 by Harold Emanuel

I have been using ChatGPT to help me write my two-volume family saga. For example, volume one opens in a Jewish ghetto in Warsaw Poland in 1881. What does a house in the ghetto look like? I entered the following prompt in ChatGPT.

Describe the small house with the thatched roof and dirt floor of a poor family in the Warsaw Jewish ghetto in 1881. Describe the beds, tables, stove, and other furniture and belongings of the mother, father, and 16- and 12-year-old-sons.

I used ChatGPT’s response to describe the family’s home.

In future blogs I will show you how to create a ChatGPT account, and use ChatGPT to generate story ideas and outlines, develop dynamic characters, describe vivid settings, aid in research, and create blurbs, queries, and summaries. I will invite participants to join an informal group of writers who want to share their experiences with ChatGPT.

I am forming an informal group of authors and readers who would like to share their opinions and experiences about ChatGPT. Select the ‘Contact Me’ link on this website and complete the information if you would like to join this group. I will create an email distribution list of group members which will allow us to share our thoughts.