Sassbook AI Story Writer – An AI text generator dedicated to story writing
We are excited to announce the availability of the AI Story Writer, a writer specifically designed to aid story writing. This is the first of a series of specialized AI content generator applications that we plan to make available in the next few months.
The Sassbook AI Writer already does a great job with AI story generation. The folks at aiartists.org feature the product in their story writing product reviews. Our customers have been asking more control over the story categories and style. We understood what this meant for them – faster and more relevant content generation.
The major feature of the AI story generator is the ability to select a genre (category, style)for the content beforehand. This first release has six categories, including the Original, which is more or less similar to how the generic writer works. More will be added, so the keep the feedback coming.
This automatic story generator is only intended to write fiction content with AI. Other than that, the user interface is nearly identical to the generic AI Writer that you are familiar with. We have dropped the “keywords” field for specialized writers though.
That’s it for now! Please head over to the Sassbook AI Story Writer page and start telling your story! We have added a video to get help get started for those who need it.
There has been tremendous interest in the capabilities that these web applications provide, so customers are able to incorporate them into their own workflows and custom applications. Many clients also needed to process large volumes of documents (especially for the Summarizer), so programmatic access was a requirement for them.
For content generation, it was about incorporating the capability into the customer’s applications and also about customizing how the snippet of text was being generated and presented to their users. Customers were also asking for a few other higher-level features, that we plan to incorporate into the API eventually.
Developer API Subscription Plans
Customers needing the API access varied in their usage patterns. Some of them were happy existing customers of the web applications but needed the API for some use cases. Others exclusively needed the API, but the volume of usage varied quite a bit.
In the end, we settled on two kinds of API plans:
For the former group requiring both web-app access as well as the API access, there are free, monthly credits attached to each subscription plan. If the credits are exceeded, they are charged for the additional usage.
For exclusive API access, the developer API plan is added. This plan features a free-trial and a one-time fee after the trial. Thereafter, the pricing is fully metered (usage-based) and charged monthly.
You can find the details of how these are structured in the Developer API page.
Developer API Documentation and Metered Pricing
Metered pricing is based on the amount of text processed, including both input and generated text. The pricing unit is 1000 tokens (1KT), which is about 750 words. The pricing is different for each API. As the volume of processing becomes higher, the per-unit pricing becomes lower for each subsequent higher tier.
For documentation and pricing of the specific API, please refer to their respective pages:
Enhanced AI Content Writer and AI Summary Generator Engines For Even Better Content Automation
We have been continuously improving core AI capabilities as well as user-facing capabilities ever since we started back in 2020. The engines have been kept current and issues addressed based on your extensive feedback.
Being a rapidly progressing technology area, keeping pace and adopting relevant improvements unveil significantly better capabilities and experiences for our customers. Further, some of them will enable us to provide new and adjacent products relevant to our customer workflows.
We have been looking to enhance our AI Writer engine for some time to make it more current and one that provides more flexibility to support our plans moving forward. You will experience more contextual and varied content generation with this new AI engine. The engine also allows us to better customize generated content based on the supplied prompt and prior generations. Essentially, the new model makes it easier to add a new topic/domain with much less effort compared to the previous engine.
In addition, the new engine has better support for generating longer completions each time, so users (especially subscribers of Sassbook AI paid plans) should be able to enjoy longer generations for each attempt. This involves mitigating the commonplace occurrence of loss of context as the number of words increase in modern language models.
That said, we had already increased the number of words slightly earlier for both our Standard and Premium plans.
More importantly, as mentioned earlier, this engine will enable us to enhancements and new additions to automatic content generation capabilities going forward.
New and Enhanced Extractive Summarization Engine
Sassbook AI Summarizer had always been distinguished by its abstractive summarization software, which is able to summarize articles much like an expert human would. The extractive mode was thus not emphasized enough, and it worked well enough already, being a rather mature technology.
However, we realized that customers do use the extractive mode alongside the abstractive mode quite a bit. Given the tremendous progress made in this domain employing deep-learning models, we decided to switch to a most modern and capable extractive engine, at the cost of a slight reduction in speed, especially for large documents.
We are confident this change will make the AI Summarizer truly the best AI summary generator out there.
Do try out the new capabilities and let us know how they fare. Lookout for more good stuff coming your way!
Making Sassbook AI Writer even more powerful with multiple alternative generations
[Update: Starting April 19, 2021, our commercial plans support up to six generations at a time!]
One feedback we have heard time and again from our users is regarding the generation of alternatives. Of course, you could just hit the Complete or Continue button to generate a new snippet, nothing could be simpler.
However, it was not as clean an effective as some users expected it to be.
Imagine you hit the Complete button to generate the completion for the current prompt. Now, if you didn’t fancy that one and wanted to generate another, you would have to first locate it in the generated text and carefully delete it. It’s no big deal, but a chore.
The scenario with Continue is much the same, but slightly worse. If you hit the continue button twice in a row, the AI generated text builds upon the former one. The prompt completion always finishes off the supplied prompt and does not depend on the article generated so far.
We thought of different ways to mitigate this and stay true to our promise of radically faster ways to to create good quality, unique text with AI and make it the best AI Writer ever.
Turns out that we can kill a few birds with one simple, useful addition to the user interface and make things even more powerful and versatile!
So, instead of generating one completion for each click, the AI now generates two possible completions! The first one is selected by default and added to the article generated by AI so far.
As you can see, the Complete button press has generated two possible completions and the first one is automatically added to the AI generated article. You can select the other one by clicking on the text which replaces the text in the article automagically!
You no longer have to clear the generation manually, click Complete and wait for a second alternative completion.
What if you didn’t like either one? It’s as easy as clicking the undo-like (Clear Selection) button on the right of candidate completions which clears the selection and removes the text from the article. Great!
The same scenario applies for the use of Continue button as well, making automatic text generation using the Sassbook AI Writer much more powerful than it used to be.
Does generating two completions take double the time? No, perhaps a trifle longer.
There is just one caveat though – if you edit the article text manually, it is considered frozen and no longer automatically replaced by selections or Clear Selection button.
As usual, I’ll leave you with this tip/reminder: The AI generated text gets better as you build up the article, so spend a little more time in the beginning. It will get significantly better as you generate more.
Sassbook AI develops online software to automate your content workflows to save time and money, spanning the entire content lifecycle. Checkout out Sassbook AI Summarizer for a great way to create automatic text summaries online.
Sassbook AI Writer is able to write pretty much like a human, grammatically correct, coherent sentences. However, a purely autonomous AI writing content is not that interesting. Great content is still created by humans with unique insights and ideas. Sassbook automatic text generation using AI really augments that with articulation and often, inspiration.
After all, Sassbook AI engine has learnt from what humans have created and is able to provide multiple suggestions for you to best express your thoughts so you can create great content.
To get the best out of Sassbook writer AI, there are a few things you can do. So, what are they?
1.Supply an expressive prompt long enough for the AI to deduce your intent
Remember, AI cannot read your mind. It leads with whatever prompt you have entered. The more it can infer from it, the better will be the generated continuation.
2.Intentionally use the style you want the AI to adapt to in your prompt
Once again, the style and articulation of the prompt is generally picked up by the AI. In fact, the AI engine figures out content based on this! As an example, whether you are writing fiction (stories) or a product review it infers from the supplied prompt.
3.Generate multiple times to get best results
Often, you will find that the AI produces content that is different from the topic you have in mind. Sometimes, vastly off the charts. This is because the AI addresses several diverse domains (see 2 above).
With Sassbook, it is easy to generate another completion, by pressing the Complete button again (or the Continue button).
4.Refine your prompt to guide the AI engine along your thoughts
In some cases, multiple generations may not still yield satisfactory results. In that case, rework your prompt so that the your intent is expressed without ambiguity and as clearly as possible.
5.Supply more prompts initially and fewer as content builds up
This applies if you are generating a rather long article, story, or news content. When you provide more prompts at the start of the content, the Sassbook automatic text writer engine is able to capture more context and produce much better results.
As content builds up, just continuing by pressing the button may be enough most of the time. You will find that content creation gets much faster and more in line with your ideas once the created text hits about 200 words or so.
6.Edit generated text completions and continuations
Your intention is to create content aligned with your ideas. There is no reason to not edit the generated content. Besides, often generated text contains URLs and other stylizations, which are mere suggestions for you to either supply your own or replace/edit them appropriately.
You can even add text to the generated content box before continuing to get better results.
7. Hit those Like/Dislike buttons generously
Whenever you generate a new chunk of text with Sassbook AI text generator, you have an option to like or dislike it. Use it generously. The AI learns from your feedback and future generations will ultimately benefit from this feedback.
The above are a few tips to get the best out of Sassbook AI Writer. Try it out and give it a few tries and you will find that you are able to create unique text content at lightning speed and articulate your ideas and expertise a lot more than in the past! Use automatic text writing for SEO improvements to generate more eyeballs on your content.
Sassbook is currently free to use, so sign up and take advantage of it now. Once you apply the tips above, you will find that Sassbook is indeed the best AI writer out there!