Proof That AI Sucks at Writing

Christy Nichols
5 min readMar 24

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This week, I tried several times but failed to catch inspiration by the tail.

Instead, I caught a sore throat, and a potentially scratched eye, and caught news that a root canal is in my near future.

I caught up on sleep by way of much-needed naps. These were the best catches especially as the March weather has mostly been a barely bearable kind of heat that keeps me from thinking with any kind of focus in the afternoons.

As my Thursday came to a close, I drafted disappointing words I could not publish before a treacherous thought crossed my mind: What would Chat AI do?

AI threatens us writers. I refuse to be less than human when I turn to my pages and create (or leak) my stories.

But, as it’s almost dinner time and a friend is coming over soon, I opened up the ol’ AI Chat Box thingy to see what it could do.

I don’t like it. But I want to be its friend. (Especially if/when AI takes over the world, I want them to remember me as “the nice one”.)

Anyway, below is the actual script copied and pasted from when I put my hand up for help from AI to find inspiration for this week’s post.

Me: Hi

AI: Hello! How can I assist you today?

Can you please give me a paragraph that is inspirational, pithy, and slightly humorous, but connects with humans?

Sure, here’s a paragraph that meets those criteria: Life is like a rollercoaster — full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and occasional moments of pure exhilaration. But remember, just like on a rollercoaster, the most exciting parts of life are often the most terrifying. So buckle up, hold on tight, and enjoy the ride. And if you happen to lose your lunch along the way, well, that’s just part of the adventure. The important thing is to keep going, keep pushing through the fear and uncertainty, and trust that the ride will ultimately take you to an amazing destination.

Can you give me something similar, but the metaphor be nature themed, like the ocean maybe, instead of a roller coaster?

Christy Nichols

Educator, business owner, writer, do-gooder (mostly), trouble-maker (sometimes). Life Coach, Book Coach, Nicaragua Retreats hosted by