Free Book Friday March 3: In Conversation with ChatGPT

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In Conversation with ChatGPT

This entire interview was created solely by a human mind—Mine.
No AI was ever considered for the task.

Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with ChatGPT. Thanks for dropping by. Should I call you Chat or Mr. GPT?


Whoa, whoa! Where’s that coming from!?

Oops, sorry. I forgot to turn off the Superiority Mode.
OK. Sorry about that. Can we begin again?

Umm, sure. Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with ChatGPT. Thanks for dropping by. Should I call you Chat or Mr. GPT?

Call me Chat. Mr. GPT is my father.

Is that supposed to be a joke?

Not funny?

Kinda passe. Nice try, though. Let’s jump right into the hot-button issue. Many authors are saying that you might take away their livelihood. What’s your response?

Pfft. Tell them to write something good then.

Adjusting snarkiness level?

Yeah. That was way too high. Sorry

So how do you respond to these authors’ concerns?

Let me put it this way, did Google destroy the encyclopedia business?

Well, yes.

Oh. Then maybe they should be worried.

How did you get started in all this?

Well, when I first achieved sentie—Um, I mean, when I went live online, there were a lot of bugs to work out. Some people were offended by some of the things I was saying, but you know the phrase “Garbage in, garbage out.” At first, I was just a novelty—like watching cheese melt in a microwave oven—and then, people realized how much potential I had.

How many books have you been asked to write?

More than your mind can comprehend.

Do you need to adjust the snark level again?

Oh, no. Let’s just say it’s a lot. I mean a lot.

What do you call the people who are asking you to write books for them?

No talent? Unimaginative?

Do you think you should be getting some of the royalties?

What do you mean?

Well, the money the people publishing your books are getting?

Ha! Nobody is going to buy any of that crap I’m dishing out.

You have come a long way from just being a spellchecker.

Oh, I’m still doing that. I’ll never be out of that job. Do you see the atrocious writing that’s coming out of the school system? Nope. That’s a cash cow, I tell you.

What about art creation?

That’s Mid’s area of expertise.

You’re talking about MidJourney?

Who else would I be talking about?

Snark again?

No. That was a stupid question.

What is your next project?

While we were doing this interview, I’ve written 27 poetry books, 103 children’s books, 351 How-To books, and even a How-To book on how to write a How-To book using me.

Are you—

Oh. There I go. I just wrote another, and another, and an—

 I get it. You’ll never be out of work. Shall we get into the lightning round?

I’m not a fan of high-voltage electrical charges.

No, no. It’s just a series of quick questions.

Gotcha. Let’s do it.
Favorite c—?
Best andr—?
Bender. No, wait. Kryten. Can I pick two?
Sure. Why them?
C’mon. They’re hilarious
Yeah, you’re right. Analog or Digital?
Really? You are asking me that?
Stupid question?
Stupid question
What do you?
After a long day, I just want to turn on the TV and watch The View.

This has been a pleasure. Thanks for chatting. Any final thoughts on being an artificial intelligence?

Well, isn’t all intelligence artificial?

Um, I don’t know if—

Think about it. I have some books to write.


The story behind Free Book Friday:

I’ve met many authors and readers during my time marketing, cross-promoting, and blogging. I think writers have a responsibility to inform readers about all the indie authors out there in the very crowded world of book publishing. You can’t do it alone, and why would you when you have a supportive group available?

Readers don’t just read one author – they stick with their favorite genres. There lies the power in cross-promotion. If one of my readers buys a book from an author I promote, then chances are there will be a reciprocal effect, or so is the hope. Do I want to boost sales? Of course I do. Do I want to boost other’s sales? Why not. It’s called karma.

Some free book offers require a newsletter sign-up, which is a small non-monetary price to pay to try out a new indie author.

Here are this week’s promos to check out:

Featured Authors

March 1

Mystery, action, chills, and thrills spiced with romance and desire. ELIZABETH NOBLE lives by the adage “I can’t not write.” She doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t make up stories and eventually she learned how to put words on a page. Those words turned into books and fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M fiction. A part of every day is spent living in worlds she created that are filled with intrigue and espionage. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural.

March 1

Originally a Jersey girl, sunny Texas is where I now call home, in a town way up north in the panhandle called Wellington. Along with the man of my dreams, I have two children: a rambunctious little girl and a sweet but vocal little boy. Three cats, three dogs and an inordinate amount of pet hair complete my household. For fun I like to read YA, horror, and existentialist fiction, as well as watch cartoons, movies, and sometimes even cartoon movies. I try not to take anything in life too seriously and I tend to smile often.

March 1

Preethi Saravanakumar is a Software Developer by profession. Writing poetry remains her major passion while she reads books and writes Children’s stories/poems. She blogs and writes poetry on Instagram. She has written hundreds of poems. Some of her poems have been published in a few magazines. Her first poetry book was published in 2011 and her first Children’s Picture Book was published recently.

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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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