3x3 Institute

AI Story Telling

June 10, 2023

Generative AI has been proposed for a wide range of storytelling applications, including generating books, movies, plays, and more. While we are still far from AI being able to spontaneously conjure up an entire novel or screenplay from scratch, generative models can already assist in many parts of the creative writing process.

With the right human guidance, AI generative models have the potential to become versatile collaborative partners throughout the creative fiction writing workflow in the years ahead.

Here are some examples of how generative AI could aid storytelling:

A few examples

Plot Generation

AI could assist with plot generation for stories. The key benefit is an AI system that can take basic prompts and quickly generate many coherent plot options for writers to draw from and refine, boosting their productivity.

Character Profiles

By quickly creating detailed, customized character profiles, the AI allows the writer to focus on crafting the arcs and interactions of fully-realized characters. The writer provides basic character details like name, age, gender. The AI generates a full backstory, personality traits, quirks, motivations, and potential character arcs. Here are some examples of how AI could help generate character profiles:

Scene Drafting

AI could help with drafting specific scenes. By providing scene drafting support, the AI allows writers to rapidly iterate on key scenes and maintain momentum on projects.


By automatically translating narrative components into visual sequences, AI storyboarding can accelerate the creative visualization process for visual mediums. Here are some ways AI could assist with generating storyboards for narratives:


By handling time-intensive formatting shifts, the AI enables writers to focus on high-level creative choices when adapting stories for new audiences and mediums. Here are some examples of how AI could assist with adapting stories to new mediums:


With comprehensive editing assistance, an AI system allows writers to refine and polish drafts more efficiently.