The Comprehensive Guide to Using AI for Effective Story writing

Artificial intelligence has achieved what was previously thought to be impossible: becoming capable of creative expression. 

Today, you can use artificial intelligence to write a sonnet, create a painting depicting the future, and even write stories. 

A clarification is required here though; AI is not capable of creation yet. It can only mix and match previously known stuff to create a unique combination that looks new. But even that is a lot when compared to the standard layman.  

Nowadays, anyone can use artificial intelligence to create such artistic works without issues. In fact, in this article, we are going to cover how to use AI to create effective stories for children.

We will teach you the easiest and most straightforward method of doing so, so stay tuned to find out.

How to Write an Effective Story Using AI 

The following steps will guide you on how to use AI for story writing from start to finish. The steps are so simple, that there is no room for confusion at all. 

1. Find an AI Story Generator

You don’t need to be an expert in linguistic systems and AI to use an AI story generator. You can find story-generating tools online. Most of them are free as well.

To find an AI story generator, you just need to do the following things.

  • Open a browser on an internet-connected device
  • Navigate to a search engine 
  • Search for “AI story generator

What this will do is show you lots of search results that may have a story generator in them.  You want to go through the options a find a story generator that has the following qualities.

  • It has many options for generating stories with respect to type, length, and style
  • It should be free
  • It should be easy to use
  • It should not bombard you with ads

You can typically find a story generator that ticks all these qualities on the first page of the search results.

2. Select Your Story Topic, Type, Length, and other settings

Once you have found a story generator that has everything you need, you need to use it. Typically, an AI story generator will ask you for the following inputs.

  • The title or description of the story
  • The length 
  • The genre
  • The writing style

Most tools will let you select the most popular genres like romance, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, humor, and classic. In writing styles, expect to see options like conservative, visionary, imaginative, and inspired.

We suggest you play around with the options to see which ones you like the best before sticking to one setting.

In summary, you only need to provide the title of your story and choose the length. Then you need to select the genre and the writing style, and this step is over. 

3. Generate and Proofread the Story

Now, you must press the “Write Story” button and the tool will engage its AI engine to start generating a story that satisfies your parameters. 

For example, we used a prompt that said, “No name farmer becoming the hero of the galaxy” with the genre as “sci-fi” and the style as “imaginative”. We got the following response from our chosen AI story generator.

We intended to get a space opera-esque story similar to Star Wars. The tool did not disappoint. Although it glossed over some details, it was able to create a compelling story (at least for children) out of our very basic prompt. 

Of course with a more detailed prompt, you can create a more detailed story. In fact, you can leverage your own imagination and provide details that the story generator can incorporate. 

After the story is generated, you should proofread it for continuity errors and bland areas. If you are not satisfied then you should make your prompt more detailed and create a new story. You can also choose to edit the story yourself. 

4. Save the Output

Once you are satisfied with the output, you should save it. Most tools will give you two options for saving:

  • Downloading 
  • Copying

With downloading, the tool will package the text into a Word file which your device will download. 

Copying on the other hand is more manual as you will need to paste it into a file yourself and save it.

And that is it, your story is now saved.


So, there you have it, how to craft effective stories with the help of AI. The process is dead simple, you just find an online AI story generator and give it a prompt. The tool uses the prompt to generate a story for you. 

Proofread the story and edit it if you like. Then lo and behold, your AI-written story is complete. You can use these stories as inspiration or as a springboard to dive into your own story that builds upon them.

Happy writing!

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