Avoiding the Happy Ending

If you're a writer, you may have heard about the large language models that are available today, such as the one developed by OpenAI. These models are capable of generating human-like text and can be a powerful tool for writers looking to explore new ideas and develop their craft.

However, one common criticism of these models is that they tend to veer towards the triumphant side of things. In other words, when you use an AI-based writing tool like Muse, it may be challenging to develop a narrative that doesn't have a happy ending.

Fortunately, there is a way to use AI-based writing tools like Subtxt without feeling forced into a particular type of narrative. The key is to use these tools in conjunction with a Storyform that aligns with the kind of story you want to tell.

A Storyform is a framework that outlines the essential elements of a story, such as the main character's goal, the challenges they face, and the outcome of their journey. By selecting a Storyform that aligns with the type of story you want to tell, you can give your narrative a clear structure and direction while still allowing for creative exploration.

For example, let's say you want to write a story like Dead Poets Society, a movie that has a bittersweet ending rather than a triumphant one. By using Subtxt's Storyform for Dead Poets Society, you can see that the movie has a Story Outcome of Failure and a Story Judgment of Good. This means that although the Main Character doesn't achieve their goal, the story still has a sense of meaning and purpose.

The Storyform for Dead Poets Society

Once you have selected a Storyform, you can use Subtxt to develop the individual acts and scenes that will tell your story. As you write, Subtxt will keep the key elements of your Storyform in mind, ensuring that your narrative stays true to your original vision.

In conclusion, using an AI-based writing tool like Subtxt can be an excellent way to bounce off ideas and explore new creative directions. By selecting a Storyform that aligns with your vision, you can develop a narrative that feels authentic and true to your intentions, even if it doesn't have a happy ending.

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