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The use of ChatGPT in creative writing assistance

Svitlana Fiialka – Zoia Kornieva – Tamara Honcharuk

DOI: 10.18355/XL.2024.17.01.01

This paper explores the integration of ChatGPT, an advanced AI language model, into creative writing. The paper investigates the capabilities of ChatGPT in generating novel story ideas, characters, plots, and stylistic elements such as metaphors and dialogue within various genres, including narrative, poetry, and drama. With its generative potential, ChatGPT is a valuable tool to simplify the creative writing process, providing authors with innovative concepts and supporting material that can be further developed and refined. Key findings of the study include ChatGPT's ability to craft detailed character portraits, engage in realistic dialogue, and produce atmospheric descriptions. While the chatbot can occasionally produce repetitive or biased results, careful human curation and interaction with the model can mitigate these issues and improve the writing process. The paper concludes that, despite limitations, AI agents like ChatGPT can significantly reinforce human creativity in writing, provided they are used as inspiration rather than a replacement for human ingenuity. The research underlines the importance of research on AI and creativity, especially regarding the ethical implications and the balance between human and machine contributions to art.

Key words: ChatGPT, AI in creative writing, story development, character creation, stylistic devices, ethical considerations, AI-human collaboration

Pages: 3-19

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