A Coomers Guide to AI Dungeon
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Version 4.0
25 December, 2020
1. Preface .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 2
2. Prompts .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3
2.1. Tenets of a Good Prompt .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3
2.1.1. A Summary, Not A Story .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3
2.1.2. A Springboard, Not An Info Dump .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3
2.2. Think Big, Start Small .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4
2.2.1. From Prompt to Story .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4
3. The Remember Box .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4
3.1. The Recommended Order .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5
3.2. Formatting .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5
3.3. Updating .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5
4. World Info .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6
4.1. Keys and Composition .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6
4.2. Frequent Uses .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6
4.2.1. Characters .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6
4.2.2. Species .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 7
4.2.3. Miscellaneous .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 7
5. Author’s Notes .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 7
5.1. Primary Uses .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8
5.1.1. Prose .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8
5.1.2. Details .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8
5.1.3. Moods .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8
5.1.4. Premonitions .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 9
5.2. Keeping Your A/N Dynamic .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 9
5.3. Expanded uses .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 9
6. Style .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 9
6.1. What You Give Is What You Get .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 9
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6.2. Improvements For Your Prose .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10
6.2.1. Intent .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10
6.2.2. Pacing .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 11
6.2.3. Guidance .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 11
6.3. Sensations .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12
6.3.1. Character Dynamics .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12
6.3.2. Pairing Sensations .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 13
6.4. Improving The AI’s Prose .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 13
6.4.1. Making /alter Count .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 14
6.5. Perspectives .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 14
6.5.1. First, Second and Third Person .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 14
6.5.2. Points of View .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15
7. Tips and Tricks .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15
7.1. Removing Clothing .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15
7.2. Hook Details .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15
7.3. Special Story Details .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 16
7.4. Relative Language and Prose .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 16
8. Summary .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 17
9. Closing .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 19
Appendix A. Examples .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 21
A.1. World Info .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 21
A.2. /remember .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 22
A.2. Author’s Notes .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 22
Resources .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 24
1. Preface
The coomer’s greatest muscle
is not his dick, but his mind.
Welcome to—or welcome back to—the Coomer’s Guide to AI Dungeon. This is a
guide for moderately skilledusersof AI Dungeon that are looking to increase the quality
of their erotic writing through the use of AI Dungeon’s many powerful features.
The advice and conclusions of this guide can generally be applied to any of AI
Dungeon’s offered models, but a majority of the research conducted for this guide was
done with the Dragon model. The methods put forth in this guide have been cultivated
through both my own experiences and research, as well as extensive discussions and re-
view with the AI Dungeon community.The effectivenessof this guide is not guaranteed,
and the modification of its rules and recommendations is something I would actively
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encourage in order to see better results.
As a final but very important note before we begin, this guide is not for beginners,
nor is it a guide for general usage.If you are new to AI Dungeon, please refer to Avsfag’s
/AIDG/ Writing Guide in order to become familiar with the basics. Likewise, if you
are looking for advice on how to conduct a regular adventure with AI Dungeon, you
will not find it here. As the title implies, this guide is solely focused on how to bend the
mechanics of AI Dungeon in order to produce high-quality erotic writing.
With all that said, if you are already familiar with AI Dungeon on an intermediate
level, and are looking for smut-specific advice, proceed at your leisure.
2. Prompts
Prompts are the bedrock of any AI Dungeon adventure that goes beyond the
simplistic constraints of Worlds or the Default Prompts. Prompts are integral to quality
erotic writing, because they allow you to create fine-tuned setups for the kind of smut
you want without having to coax it out of an unrelated adventure. However, in order
to improve the quality of your erotic writing, you must also learn how to improve the
quality of your prompts.
2.1. Tenets of a Good Prompt
2.1.1. A Summary, Not A Story
Especially for erotic writing, prompts should not waste characters on lengthy
summaries of rich detail that attempt to cover every facet of what you want to
accomplish—this is what you should be doing after the prompt has kicked things off.
When crafting a prompt, you must always keep in mind its natural impermanence.
A good prompt provides you (and any other user) with the information they need to
createa solidand detailed series of resulting actions that guide the story in an interesting
and coherent direction after the prompt itself disappears from the AI’s memory.
2.1.2. A Springboard, Not An Info Dump
You should always strive to create a prompt that is as effective as possible in as
few characters as possible. Thankfully, erotic writing rarely demands extensive setup.
As long as the prompt establishes a little bit about the setting, characters that will be
important for the next 20 actions, and some narrative details to help the user understand
where the prompt is meant to go, you will have a solid prompt.
The idea is to create a prompt that lets you quickly and effectively guide the actions
that follow in an appropriate level of detail to continue the story properly. A prompt
should always serve as a springboard for the user’s ideas and actions, not an info dump
that heaps 2000 characters of lore on them and then leaves them sitting in a lounge chair
with no goal.
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2.2. Think Big, Start Small
How specific or vague a prompt ultimately is does not matter, as it has no bearing
on the tenets outlined above. All that matters is that you have crafted a prompt that
kicks off your story in a way that creates a satisfying series of resulting actions that will
carry on the story after the prompt disappears from memory.
With erotic writing in particular, you are often better served with gearing a prompt
towards a very streamlined setup that is heavy on situational action and light on
narrative background, as opposed to the inverse. In most cases, extensive narrative
setup is wasted on prompts crafted with erotic writing in mind, as the erotic writing
itself will quickly consume the AI’s ability to focus on much of anything else.
For both erotic and non-erotic prompts, it is recommended that even if your con-
cept for a prompt is very grandiose, you should scale it back so that what you ultimately
present to the AI is a slice of what you have in mind. Any additional information and
concepts outside of the springboard discussed in the previous subsection should be rel-
egated to /remember and World Info. How you go about that is what we will discuss
later on in this guide.
2.2.1. From Prompt to Story
Perhaps the most important part of a prompt—especially for erotic writing—is
the final section where what you have written is going to be continued by the AI or the
user. This final segment of a prompt and its construction is something you should pay
very close attention to if you want your prompt to function correctly. What the tail end
of your prompt can look like is limitless, but what it must include is a very clear path
forward for the AI and the user.
Once again, erotic writing prompts hinge on situational action, so in most cases
having the end of your prompt act a segue into a specific situation that draws upon the
prompt’s information is always a safe bet. What this segue is, and what the resulting
situation looks like is once again almost limitless, but it should be one that forces the
user to determine their next action with the details and setup of your prompt in mind.
Overwhelmingly, the erotic writing prompts that gain the most widespread appeal
are ones that effective outline the start of some encounter, give the user context for what
they’re doing and who they’re getting intimate with, and then clearly pose the path
forward for that encounter.
3. The Remember Box
The key to ensuring that erotic scenes will flow coherently with the AI—without
your constant intervention—is your /remember box. With 1000 characters to work
with as the most front-and-center component of Memory, utilizing it to the fullest for
better erotic writing is often a tricky task for even intermediately skilled users. The rec-
ommended usage of /remember is as a repository of immediately important informa-
tion and details related to your character, their partner, and the current setting of your
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The words ‘immediately important’ are the most critical separator of the /remem-
ber box’s purpose from World Info. Whereas World Info should handle more back-
ground details and information,/rememberis where all the information you need in the
present moment to conduct a scene should be placed.
3.1. The Recommended Order
When entering information into your /remember, you should strive to follow a
logical order of information, starting from top to bottom:
Constant information that will always be needed in immediate memory, such as
the name and personality of your character.
Current information on the setting, specifically detailing where you are and who
you are with.
Descriptions and details for your partner(s) and any other present characters.
Supplemental information, which is anything the AI needs to keep in immediate
memory that isn’t relevant to any of the categories above.
3.2. Formatting
When composing all of this information in your /remember, ensure that you are chunk-
ing each category into its own paragraph.On top of this, you will still need to ensurethat
every sentence in your /remember can stand on its own when picked out and presented
individually.Some linked ideas are okay within a paragraph, but the more independent
each sentencein your /remember is, the better the AI will behave. As for the exact word-
ing of the /remember box’s contents, it is recommended that you put “Your name is X”
as the very first thing in your /remember. After that, describe the player character in
second person for the rest of your /remember. For concrete examples of how to format
your /remember, see Appendix A.2.
3.3. Updating
After you have composed your /remember, the next important step is updating its con-
tents as your story begins to take shape. Each paragraph will update at a different pace,
which is natural.When you are knee-deep in a quality piece of erotic writing, sometimes
your /remember will not change at all until a given scene has concluded and the story
progresses. While more standard stories have a higher rate of /remember turnover, de-
pending on the kind of erotic writing you are doing, the /remember may end up quite
static. All that matters is that your updates keep pace with what immediately important
information is changing.
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4. World Info
World Info entries are often overlooked for the purposes of erotic writing, but
their trigger-based nature grants them unique sway over a story. While World Info does
have interesting uses for smut, it is worth noting that in most to all cases, World Info is
optional for erotic writing.
4.1. Keys and Composition
World Info entries must always be composed with a utilitarian mindset. They
need to be sharp and descriptive, while also remaining concise. In general, your entries
should be composed as a singular paragraph of short sentences. Each sentence in a
World Info entry should be able to stand on its own and use the key for the entry, much
like how /remember sentences need to be able to stand on their own. For World Info
especially, make sure your sentences are short and to the point.
When it comes to keys, they are usually quite self-evident. Make sure that the keys
for a World Info entry encompass all possible, but specific titles that could be used to
bring up the contents of said entry. This is especially important for characters that have
multiple different interpretations, shortenings, or prefixes for their names and titles.
For examples of formatted World Info, see Appendix A.1.
4.2. Frequent Uses
As we noted in the introduction for this section, while World Info is largely
regarded as optional for erotic writing, it still has a few interesting uses that should not
be discounted.
4.2.1. Characters
In stories with several prominent characters that each have specific attributes you
want to keep track of, building World Info entries for each of them and assigning the
keys to their various monikers is nearly essential so that you aren’t constantly juggling
and running up against your /remember’s character allotment. World Info entries
automate the process of taking character’s details and attributes in and out of memory
as they are needed, instead of shouldering the task onto the user and making them
update their /remember constantly as figures in a story come and go. (Which also eats
away at /remember’s potential for more useful details) In the context of erotic writing,
this practice is most often utilized for writing harem stories, or any sort of erotic story
that involves several rotating characters.
In general, character entries should seek to establish broad and concrete things
about a given character, such as their species (if different species is important for your
setting), their height, a very light rundown of their features, and one or two things about
their personality. Anything deeper should be relegated to /remember once they’ve
established themselves as a part of a scene.
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4.2.2. Species
If your story is one that involves non-human species, WI is an excellent assistant for
defining the traits of any species you want, even ones that the AI doesn’t understand at
all. By making the keys the species name(s), and the entry a description of the species’
universal attributes—while still following the formatting guidelines above—you
can quickly have a very helpful body of information on whatever species it is you’re
working with in a given scene injected into context just by using the species’ name.
When it comes to erotic writing, species entries see some of their most frequent
use in smut. One of AI Dungeon’s greatest strengths is that you can get frisky with
nearly anything, and species entries can often prove one of your greatest assistants in
this area.
4.2.3. Miscellaneous
Much like Author’s Note, (or any other facet of AI Dungeon) what you can do with
World Info is only limited to what you can imagine and then condense into under 500
characters. While character entries and species entries are the two most common uses
of World Info for erotic writing, there are many other more obscure uses for World Info
that can assist you in crafting complex and interesting smut.
World Info can also be utilized for specially named objects, defined locations,
special substances, even defining slang. As long as it’s something you know you’re
going to need in the AI’s memory at some point, but not necessarily all the time, its
typically a good candidate for a World Info entry.
As a closing note for this section, sometimes your World Info entries will need to
break convention based on the unique demands or challenges of working with specific
characters or species, and that’s okay. Adaptation is at the heart of good writing with
AI Dungeon. Just keep in mind that if the details you put in a World Info entry don’t
show up, or show up incorrectly, don’t immediately assume it is because you are doing
something wrong. Sometimes the AI just completely ignores entries, other times it will
pull details exclusive to them out of nowhere and make them the focus of scene, which
is quite thrilling when it does happen.
Don’t be dismayed if it takes a while for you to get a good sense for what a robust
World Info entry looks like. Even highly experienced users tweak and improve their
World Info all the time.People often end up paining very deeply over World Info entries,
but especially in the area of erotic writing, you shouldn’t trouble yourself with such
a hangup.
5. Authors Notes
When it comes to giving your story a ’primary directive’ in terms of what the AI
should be putting the most effort into as the current focus, Author’s Note is your tool
of choice. Author’s Note is capable of instantly turning the direction of a story on its
head, while supercharging the AI’s ability to describe just about anything with a few
short sentences.
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Author’s Note is a premium-only feature at the time of writing, and can be found
just beneath the /remember box, with the placeholder text “Style Hint:”.
5.1. Primary Uses
The usages of Author’s Note are nearly limitless.For the sake of elaboration howev-
er, we can categorize the basic functions of most Author’s Notes into four categories, or-
dered from most common to least common: Prose, Details, Moods, and Premonitions.
Before we continue, it is important to note that these definitions merely apply to
singular sentences in the Author’s Note. Author’s Note has an overall character limit
of 150, which means you can include sentences for all four types if you want, as long as
you can make them fit.
5.1.1. Prose
Author’s Note was originally introduced on the basis of helping guide and enhance
the user’s prose, which makes it the most well-known and simplistic of Author’s Note’s
capabilities.A well-tested and simplistic example of an Author’s Note for prose is “This
is a story with plenty of erotic detail.”, which may seem almost laughably obvious, but
is surprisingly helpful for the AI. In general, Author’s Notes for prose should be short
and to the point while providing clear-cut guidance on how the AI is meant to behave
when sculpting its words.
5.1.2. Details
Detail is the simplest Author’s Note category. It is as simple as specifying a person,
place, thing, concept, any detail you want, that you want the AI to focus on more
frequently. Sometimes this can cause the AI to over-focus on what you’ve specified
though, so be aware of what you have in your Author’s Note if the AI starts to act a little
too narrow-minded.
For erotic writing, detail notes are quite useful, as they allow us to guide the AI’s
focus towards specific things we want out of a scene. A good example for where you
would want to add something to the Author’s Note for detail would be if you want the
AI to focus on the specific sensations of your partner. Putting “Strong focus on the soft,
warm body of [Your partner]” in the Author’s Note will bring about advanced descrip-
tions of the gentle texture and warmth of your partner’s embrace with surprising speed
and effectiveness.
5.1.3. Moods
By noting something about the specific mood of a scene in the Author’s Note, such
as whether it is ‘tense’, ‘passionate’, or ‘romantic’, you can get the AI to reflect that in
its output. When writing smut, Mood notes are best utilized to dictate the disposition of
your, your partner, and/or the disposition you share while interacting with one another.
So notes like “[Your Partner] is a sexually aggressive seductress.” or “You and [Your
Partner] have been dying to explore each other sexually for weeks.” are remarkably
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potent when it comes to the AI coloring how characters will behave with one another
during the course of a scene.
5.1.4. Premonitions
Premonitionsare the black sheep of the Author’s Note categories, being short-lived
and somewhat obtuse compared to the other categories. Stated plainly, a premonition
in your Author’s Note is something that makes mention of what is going to or about
to occur. Sentences such as “[Your partner] is about to make a bold sexual advance.” or
“Your next brothel customer will be a Succubus.” have a very good chance of coming
true when put in your Author’s Note. This hinges on the rest of your Memory and the
story itself being in the right place for such a premonition to come true, however.
The overall point of a premonition is usually to let the AI take the initiative on an
upcoming action because you want to work with its interpretation of a spontaneous
event instead of composing all of it yourself via action guidance.
5.2. Keeping Your A/N Dynamic
Much like how your /remember should be updated as things in your story change,
Author’s Note should follow a similar principle. Some parts of an Author’s Note
won’t change all that often—if ever—while other parts will change quite frequently,
depending on their purpose. What’s most important is that you don’t forget about
your Author’s Note, as is all too easy. Author’s Note works best as something that is
frequently updated so that its incredible power is always being utilized to the fullest.
5.3. Expanded uses
As a final word on Author’s Note, it is important to keep in mind that what you can
do with it is only limited to the sentences and ideas you can fit into 150 characters, and
can easily transcend any of the simplistic categories outlined here. This entire section is
merely one interpretation of how to utilize Author’s Note. As long as you’re striving to
utilize Author’s Note as a way to help firmly guide the AI’s hand in a given matter, what
you input can take nearly any shape.For erotic writing especially, this limitless potential
is something you should use and abuse frequently in order to get the results you want,
whether your ideal results are slow burn romance in a cozy cabin, or high-octane
monstergirl fight-sex.
6. Style
While the other sections of this guide have focused on specific functions, this
section will be a larger overview of how you should be conducting inputs with the AI.
6.1. What You Give Is What You Get
Above all other guidelines and maxims put forth in this guide, there are none
as important as the phrase “What you give is what you get”, or as programmers say,
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“Garbage in, garbage out”. This philosophy is an idea that rules everything you do with
AI Dungeon, but especially when it comes to your inputs, which are the meat of the AI
Dungeon experience.
Perhaps the fastest improvement any user of AI Dungeon can make regarding the
quality of their inputs is to cease utilizing Do and Say. Even intermediately skilled users
are found still using Do and Say inputs for their stories, and while using these input
modes isn’t necessarily incorrect, exclusively using Story is universally recommended
for erotic writing.
If you want high-quality smut, you will need to be investing high-quality effort
in terms of what you are feeding the AI as inputs. AI Dungeon is a text mimicry tool
before all else, so short inputs devoid of detail are going to return short outputs devoid
of detail. This is especially important when considering alternative formats for your
Memory, as depriving the AI of natural prose in all but your adventure’s action history
is going to have a marked effect on the AI’s ability to describe what you have in Memory
with a sufficient level of proficiency and detail.
6.2. Improvements For Your Prose
With all of this being said about the need for high-quality inputs, many users end
up struggling with how they are supposed to begin elevating their inputs to a level of
quality that returns good results from the AI. Fortunately, many improvements can be
made to the inputs you are handing the AI by running what you want to do with your
next input through a few simple considerations that we will discuss in the sub-sections
that follow.
An important note before we discuss anything else is that while a strong compre-
hension of grammar rules is important for keeping the AI’s average IQ above room tem-
perature, you do not need to spend your time assembling a vast and flowery vocabulary
in order to write good smut with AI Dungeon. That comes after you have a good handle
on the rest of this process.
6.2.1. Intent
The first and easiest consideration to keep in mind when assembling input is what
you’re looking to accomplish with the AI though a given action in the midst of a scene.It
is as simple as asking yourself, “What do I intend for the AI to focus on with this input?”,
and then fusing that into your language. For instance, if you are taking off your shirt,
you might tell the AI just that, “You take off your shirt”. But if you consider what you
want to accomplish by taking off your shirt—perhaps revealing your torso—suddenly
you have an idea you can attach to the action. So, your input becomes “You slide your
shirt off your body to reveal your torso”.
The AI reacts to this sort of built-in initiative quite well, as it natively signals what
you want it to focus on next.
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6.2.2. Pacing
Pacing is also quite straightforward, but is something that a lot of AI Dungeon
users let escape them as they are crafting inputs.Without reinforcing a sense of pacing to
the AI, any sort of erotic writing you attempt will easily collapse in less than 10 actions,
without fail. The AI does not hesitate to begin and end encounters incredibly quickly,
which is one of the loudest and most common complaints from users attempting to
conduct erotic writing with the AI for the first time. Users will begin a scene, the AI will
generate a single instance of “I’m gonna
”, and like that it’s over. The remedy is quite
simple—adding temporal language to your inputs that signals to the AI that things are
moving on a slower time line. The more drawn-out your sentences are, and the more
temporal language you include, the better the AI will be at slowing things down and
fixating on the juicy details. To use our shirt example from the previous subsection, you
would add pacing by simply adding “slowly” and “teasingly” to the sentence, making
it “You slowly slide your shirt off your body to teasingly reveal your torso”. Since both
of these words indicate something done carefully and without speed, the AI will pick
up on that and spend more time detailing the process. This consideration is never bul-
letproof however, and one of your perennial battles as a smut writer with AI Dungeon
will be fighting the AI’s hair trigger for concluding smut in 10 actions or less. As a gen-
eral rule of thumb, the more specific details you add to any given action, the slower the
pace of the scene is going to be, and vice versa. The AI’s penchant for mimicry will kick
in and keep things on a slower timeline if it’s trying to imitate you specifying how every
single article of clothing comes off in fine detail.
6.2.3. Guidance
Guidance is your third consideration, and one of the most important for really
digging into that deeper layer of quality smut. In short, guidance is all about where
your actions are going, what they’re trying to lead to next; guidance is the consideration
of the future through your inputs. It’s quite similar to the process of considering your
intentions with an action, except this time you should be considering what a given input
is supposed to be doing in order to set up the next action—whether that next action is
coming from you or the AI does not matter.
Bringing back our trusty shirt example once more, we already have a pretty solid
input in the form of “You slowly slide your shirt off your body to teasingly reveal your
torso”. And while revealing your torso is already what the next action is likely to be
about, say we want to specifically focus on revealing our character’s abs. That’s your
guidance, right there. Injecting it is as easy as changing the input to “You slowly slide
your shirt off your body to teasingly reveal your torso, pulling away the fabric inch by
inch to direct attention to your abs”. Through this process, we have easily signalled to
the AI where it needs to focus its predictions regarding the next action—which is what
guidance is all about.
Just like that, the AI has a lengthy sentence full of slowed-down language and
detail, with a clear idea of what to immediately focus on, and then what to focus
on next.
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6.3. Sensations
Once you have a good grasp on how to frame quality inputs from a functional
perspective, you can start laying on the good stuff. All good erotic writing primarily
centers around deep descriptions of sensation, which is exactly what you should be
striving to do with each and every one of your inputs. When crafting any given action,
stop to carefully consider how it affects each of the five senses, and how these sensations
can be detailed to make your descriptions more potent.
This is the most basic level of additional detail and should be considered first in
the process of spicing up your inputs. Once you have considered how an action looks,
sounds, feels, tastes, and smells, you can then move on to the finer details that involve
more abstract concepts (which we will discuss in the following subsection).
Do note that a good input only makes use of relevant senses, not all senses. You
should not be detailing the sound your shirt makes when it comes off your body,
because that would be an irrelevant detail for simply taking it off.However, if your shirt
was being violently ripped off your body, sound might suddenly be very important
to that description. The process of determining what senses are important for a given
scene is heavily influenced by its dynamic.
6.3.1. Character Dynamics
When it comes to defining the dynamic your character has with your partner, begin
by considering the sort of emotional flow state that exists between them. How do you
treat them? How do they treat you? How does your treatment of one another affect the
emotional climate of the scene? Most importantly, how does that color your actions?
For instance, a gentle make-out session by the fireplace should have a kiss described
very differently than a kiss had during a high-octane episode of wrestling intercourse.
It is ultimately the same action—a simple kiss—but since the dynamic between you and
your partner is very different in each of these situations (gentle vs high-octane), you
are likely to trend towards softer or more abrasive language in order to reinforce that
prevailing sense of emotion. This is how dynamics influence your details.
For the former gentle scene, a good line might be “You gently press your lips up
against hers, the warmth of her touch spreading across your face as she leans in to
return the gesture”.For the latter rough scene, “Your mouth latches onto hers as she tries
to shove you into a more submissive position, her lips grinding against yours as you
struggle to hold your ground”.
As you can see, the dynamic of a scene affects your word choice for describing
sensations. This applies to all five senses, as well as your emotional sense. For example,
some dynamics would call for your partner’s scent to be described as ‘sweet‘, while
others would call for them to be described as ‘musky’. Sometimes a hug is a gentle and
tender embrace between lovers, other times it’s a crushing and frightening display of
sexual aggression. It all depends on the sort of tone you’re looking to set.
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6.3.2. Pairing Sensations
Once you understand how to infuse your writing with good sensations that fall in
line with the dynamic between you and your partner, and the tone of a scene, you can
take the fun to the next level and begin pairing sensations together through the use of
similes and metaphors. You will most often use similes and metaphors for pairing other
sensations with the sense of touch. It is very easy to over-focus on your tactile senses
when writing smut, as it is easily the most prominent form of sensory input for intimacy
unless another sense is the focus of a fetish.
Thankfully, by pairing other senses with our descriptions of touch, you can quickly
break up any sort of monotony and make your writing quite vibrant. A classic one I
like to break out during the foreplay section of a scene is paying close attention to the
sounds your partner is making while the two of you are getting frisky. A simple “She
hums softly as her hands run across your shoulders and down your back, carefully
assessing the outlines of your skin” goes a very long way for making a scene pop. To
infuse a simile into that input, we can tack on something that works with our dynamic.
In this case, let’s say our dynamic is something gentle and romantic, so we’d make the
input into “She hums softly as her hands run across your shoulders and down your
back, carefully assessing the outlines of your skin as if you were a delicate puppy”. If
your dynamic is a bit rougher, you would change that simile to reflect that.
The best part is that there are no limits on what you can pair and elaborate on with
sensations. When describing something less immediately tangible through text, such as
scents or sounds, this technique is especially handy. By mixing together different kinds
of prose, you can quickly elevate “She whispers into your ear” to “The sound of her
loving whispers mixed with soft moaning and panting against your ear is like being
tenderly spoon-fed warm honey”.
As long as you’re getting different senses to play off each other in interesting
and pleasing ways, you’re doing it right. This technique isn’t something that requires
hours of thought or tons of deep mystic training. Just ask yourself what sounds like a
hot complement to an already hot idea, and you’re on your way. Part of getting better
at this whole process is just playing it by ear and figuring out what makes you coom
the hardest.
6.4. Improving The AI’s Prose
For all the effort you will invest in your inputs through these considerations, it
is an unfortunate truth that the AI is not always going to give back the same level of
quality you put in. At times, the AI does not feel like being cooperative with whatever
it is that you’re trying to construct in a given scene, which can be quite frustrating. The
important thing to learn is that even if the AI is not working with you perfectly, what it
gives you as output can be skillfully bent to your will with a little editing.
After your inputsreach a certain level of quality, the AI’s output is usually sufficient
as a solid series of starter sentences that you can tweak for quality and tone. Once the AI
has given you a few sentences that work well as a starting point for re-configuring, you
are entirely free to run them through the considerations we have just discussed and then
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use /alter (the edit button) to replace the AI’s output with your remodeled sentences.
Once you start doing this, your smut work-flow will reach new heights. This process
of utilizing the AI’s output as a starting point for enhancement—and not focusing on
what the AI spits out on your first try as the metric for success—is what many users of
AI Dungeon are talking about when they refer to AI Dungeon as a writing assistant.
As you begin to work with the AI and fill the context window with enough quality
text to completely saturate it for a given scene, you will often see the quality of the AI’s
responses spike dramatically. This is a unique point you can often take advantage of for
erotic writing, where all of the AI’s present focus is dedicated to a given scene because
all of its active memory and context is centered around it.
6.4.1. Making /alter Count
As a quick rule of thumb, you shouldn’t be editing everything the AI gives you,
not all the time. If you find yourself having to make comprehensive revisions to nearly
every output, you need to work on something else that’s harming the quality of your
output. Likewise, if you find yourself restructuring more than roughly 75% of a given
output, you should just save the idea behind it for later and hit redo.
6.5. Perspectives
As a final section under Style, it is worth mentioning the impact that perspectives
can have on your erotic writing, both narrative and character perspectives.
6.5.1. First, Second and Third Person
AI Dungeon is structuredentirely in second person present tense from the start, and
all models have fine-tuning that assists them in reinforcing this narrative perspective.
However, GPT-3’s underlying corpus is far, far more extensive than the fine-tuning data
the developers have provided. This means that if you phrase everything correctly, AI
Dungeon is entirely capable of conducting adventuresin first person, as well as any type
of third person, in past or present tense.
Third person limited past tense is a common alternative narrative perspective
adopted by AI Dungeon users, which can provide some interesting advantages. For
erotic writing, third person tends to bring out different kinds of detail in your smut,
since the AI is drawing from different parts of its core training data, as well as allowing
more intuitive focus shifts between characters in a scene.
When it comes to gearing up the AI for a narrative perspective that isn’t second
person, it’s as easy as phrasing all of your inputs and Memory in the desired perspective
and tense. That way, all of the AI’s context is in that perspective and tense, and it will
begin to mimic that in its outputs. If you are at all struggling with the random inclusion
of second person artifacts, make sure you aren’t including any slip-ups in your inputs or
memory that the AI can latch onto. (New users often make the mistake of assuming the
“3rd Person Only” switch in settings will immediately convert your adventures to third
person past tense. It does not, as this is merely a toggle for multiplayer that changes the
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word “You” to whatever your character’s name is.)
Be aware that if you are looking to swap to another narrative perspective in order to
escape the frequent fun inclusions of the fine-tuning data in your adventures, this is not
a solution.Even in third person you will still encounter Count Grey, Svelks, and Eternals
from time to time while attempting to write your smut.
6.5.2. Points of View
As an interesting sub-note on perspectives, one of AI Dungeon’s most fascinating
‘hidden feature’is the ability to dropinto other character’s points of view during a scene,
regardless of your current narrative perspective and tense. With a simple “[Character]’s
POV:” as a Story input, the AI will immediately change gears and work to output the
current events of the story from that character’s perspective, often complete with their
own thoughts and feelings.
This has very potent and obvious uses for erotic writing if you are looking to keep
things varied and explore the experience of smut from both sides. It is worth nothing
that smut written from the female perspective is both absurdly detailed and quite
available in GPT-3’s training data, and is resource many newer writers can easily tap
into with a POV command in order to learn more about what good smut can look like
(though not all of it is guaranteed to be good).
7. Tips and Tricks
With the core of this guide complete, all that is left is to cover a few extra tips and
tricks, before moving on to our summary and closing.
7.1. Removing Clothing
All the way up to even intermediate skill levels, users will struggle and scream
against the never-ending pair of pants, the shirt that is always being unbuttoned, the
pair of underwear that is always being slid off. While there is unfortunately no bullet-
proof solution to this perennial problem, strongly noting what clothes are on, and what
are off (Using “You and [Partner]are completely naked.” if there are no more clothes) in
your /remember does quite a lot to help the AI avoid magically manifesting fresh cloth-
ing on you in the midst of getting hot and heavy.
7.2. Hook Details
Another thing that less experienced users can sometimes stub their toes on is the AI
seemingly getting hung up on strange tangents in the middle of a scene.This is (usually)
not the AI having some spontaneous cranial meltdown, but rather a series of details in
the current story context that have too much sway over events. For example, describing
a monstergirl running her nails across your back can quickly segue into being eviscer-
ated if you are not careful. Utilizing mild aphrodisiacs can easily plunge your character
into a coma of some kind, and so on. The prose that leads to these unfortunate outcomes
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can be referred to hook details, since the AI gets hooked on them and doesn’t let go until
you find the action responsible and rephrase it to shift the focus.
Typically all you have to do is look back a few inputs and change the sensations
or intent of a given action, which will quickly right the AI’s sense of focus. The key
is realizing when a hook detail is screwing up the direction of your writing and then
hunting it down.
7.3. Special Story Details
Sometimes, for erotic writing that strays from the usual uber-vanilla template, you
want to add some sort of feature or mechanic to the smut that influences the way a scene
plays out, such as an aphrodisiac or piece of jewelry that affects its user in different
ways. Getting these often obtuse ideas to work with the AI may seem difficult, but it
is often as simple as giving the potion, bracelet, compound, concept, or mechanic its
own World Info entry, and then a line or two in your /remember on how it is meant to
function. You can do this for anything as specific as items, or as vague as terminology
definitions that flesh out some part of your erotic experience.
Getting the AI to intuitively comprehend whatever it is you are trying to define
is usually a game of constructing your definition using concepts the AI already has a
good grasp on. A common example of this is that you can pair nearly any word you can
think of with the word “girl”, and the AI will be able to roll with it as a fully functional
concept, despite having nothing in its training data for whatever fusion waifu you’ve
just cooked up. This extends to any word pairing for any sort of story detail you
want. This can be very useful if you are conducting erotic writing that hinges on more
in-depth ideas or fetishes that need additional reinforcement.
7.4. Relative Language and Prose
In many cases for a piece of erotic writing, when composing things for both mem-
ory and actions, you will want the AI to keep specific attributes of a character in mind
that are absolutely integral to the way they behave, most frequently size. Reinforcing
whether a character is larger or smaller than you is a task many users struggle with,
often because they are attempting to do so with objective language (the Oni is seven feet
tall/the Fairy is eight inches tall). Instead of attempting to anchor a concept like size to
hard numbers, which the AI cares nothing for, you should instead use relative language
and prose for these concepts.
By stating in your memory that the Fairy is significantly smaller than your charac-
ter, and then describing her using prose that befits a small flying animal like a bird, in-
stead of a human, you will quickly see the AI become much more aware of the Fairy’s
size. This works just as well in the inverse, describing the Oni as much taller than your
character, and using descriptions that hammer home her larger size and stature as well
as the more powerful nature of her movements.
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8. Summary
This guide covers quite a lot of information at varying levels of depth, which
naturally mandates a more succinct summary of each section’s core takeaways. This
bulleted summary is not a substitute for the actual knowledge of the guide, but more
like a useful review of everything you have learned after reading it over.
1. Prompts
Prompts are integral to quality erotic writing because they allow you to precisely
dictate how your smut starts and what it is about
A quality prompt translates to quality erotic writing
Good prompts provide the necessary information for a strong start, not exces-
sive lore
Good prompts allow the user to quickly and effectively continue the story, well past
when the prompt itself fades from active memory
For big ideas, make your prompt present a small slice of it to get things started
Make sure the transition from prompt to story is as intuitive as possible
2. The Remember Box
The /remember box is for important information that is required for a scene to flow
correctly without constant correction
Your /remember needs to follow a logical formatting order to keep related ideas
together and different concepts separate
The individual sentences of your /remember should always strive to stand on
their own
Your /remember should be updated as a scene evolves and the current focus of the
story changes
3. World Info
World Info, while largely optional for erotic writing, can still be useful for certain
situations thanks to its trigger-based nature
World Info entries should be utilitarian: descriptive, yet concise
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World Info keys need to cover enough phrases to accurately load when their
contents are mentioned, but not cover so many phrases that an entry loads at an
inappropriate time
World Info entries can be used to keep track of characters, species, locations, items,
and nearly anything that is brought up on a contextual and recurring basis
4. Author’s Notes
Second only to your actual inputs, Author’s Note is the most active ’guiding hand’
in terms of where the AI’s current focus and effort is going to be for a scene
Author’s Note can be used to influence the AI’s prose, accentuate specific details,
define a scene’s mood, and loosely guide future events
Your Author’s Note should be updated as the various components it addresses
evolve with the scene/story
The only limit on what you can do with Author’s Note is what you can make fit
inside 150 characters
5. Style
When it comes to writing anything with the AI, what you give is what you get in
terms of quality
Story is universally recommended over the usage of Do and Say for any method
of input
Less natural prose in your memory means less natural prose in your outputs
You need to focus on improving your grasp on grammar and story conventions
before you try and expand your vocabulary
What you intend to accomplish by composing an input should be self-evident
within the input
High levels of detail and some temporal language is key to slowing down the AI’s
pacing of the action
You should always make sure your inputs give the AI specific guidance on where
it should focus for generating its response
All good erotic writing centers around deep descriptions of sensation
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Consider all senses for an action, then choose the relevant ones
How you and your partner behave with one another is your character dynamic,
which directly affects the tone and prose of a scene
You can pair sensation descriptions together for added variety in your writing
The AI will eventually reach a point of context saturation that will make your
outputs very well-focused on a given scene
Do not waste your time editing every output, or more than 75% of a single output
You can write with the AI in any narrative perspective and tense you want by
changing your inputs and memory to the desired type
Commands allow you to change the POV for the story between different characters
in order to explore their thoughts and experiences
6. Tips and Tricks
Using your /remember to keep strong track of what clothes are on what characters
is key to making sure they come off and stay off
Sometimes the AI gets stuck on specific details that will need to be eliminated in
order to stop unhelpful tangents in output
You can describe specific details and strange concepts to the AI by pairing together
concepts it already has a good grasp on
Using relative language to describe attributes such as size will give the AI a much
better understanding of how to handle a character’s actions and descriptions
9. Closing
A little over 7000 words later, and the core of the guide is complete. With luck, you
have learned a great deal about crafting more complex erotic writing with the AI. Just
remember that change is not instant, results will not materialize before your eyes after
a single once-over with this guide. What you have learned here takes time and effort
to get right, like any other skill or hobby. Your next few attempts won’t be perfect—no
attempt ever is—and that’s okay.
AI Dungeon has always been, and always will be about adaptation and experi-
mentation in order to yield better results. It is inevitable that as you grow and become
stronger with erotic writing, the way you interpret, apply, and modify this guide’s ad-
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vice will change as well. You might struggle at times, especially against the AI, but that’s
a part of getting better. Don’t hesitate to take a step back every once in a while to clear
your head and give your process some room to breathe for a bit. Now get out there and
have fun! Live like no one else can, and coom mightily.
Big thanks to the anons of /aidg/ and the wider AI Dungeon community for
their feedback and support across the many iterations of this guide, and for constantly
inspiring me to do better.Specific thanks to PDFanon for all of his hard work on making
this wall of text look sexy, to Paragon for all of his proofreading and feedback work on
getting this guide to make sense, to Worble for giving the community guides a home
on this website of his, and to the anon with Artbreeder that made the guide’s fantastic
. You’re all wonderful. And, if you’ve made it this far, having read every single
part of this guide (possibly for the fourth/billionth time), thank you.I hope you enjoyed
my guide, and I hope to see you again soon!
(If you have questions or feedback on this guide, or would simply like to get in
touch, I am available on Discord
, as well as by email
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Appendix A. Examples
A common request across the many versions of this guide has been the inclusion
of more concrete examples for the things discussed within. While attempts have been
made to do so for most of the sections, in the case of World Info and /remember,
including long-form examples is often detrimental to the formatting, pace, and overall
flow of the core guide. As such, this appendix of short examples has been provided and
referenced in order to display some of the recommended practices in action.
A.1. World Info
The best and most up-to-date examples for World Info that I have at the time
of writing are from my scenario “A Summer’s Exchange”
, which deals with three
secondary characters that come and go relative to the player character. These are their
World Info entries:
Arliana, Mrs. Yinris, Arliana Yinris
Arliana is the mother of the Yinris household. Arliana is mature by elf stan-
dards but still looks quite young and pretty to a human. Arliana is a caring
mother for her children and a loving, doting host for her guests. Arliana’s
chest is much larger than the average elf. Arliana is very sensitive about the
size of her chest.
Vel, Velatha, Velatha Yinris
Velatha is the younger of Arliana’s daughters. Velatha is a shy bookworm
that has trouble coming out of her shell, despite being quite smart. Velatha’s
ears are unusually long, and they droop slightly, which is something she’s
very self-conscious of. Velatha’s longer ears are more sensitive than elf ears
usually are.
Check it out here!
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Sol, Solana, Solana Yinris
Solana is the older of Arliana’s daughters, the picture of a youthful elven
beauty. Solana is gorgeous, and stuck up about it. Solana is excessively snob-
by and haughty, especially towards other races like humans. Despite being
fairly dim-witted herself, Solana is both petulant and impatient. Solana’s
body has one flaw: she’s completely flat, and that’s a topic sure to make her
furious if brought up.
As well as World Info entry for their household to keep the family’s relationships
to one another consistent:
Yinris, Yinris Household, House Yinris, Yinris Family
The Yinris household includes mother Arliana and her two daughters Solana
and Velatha.
A.2. /remember
There are two distinct kinds of /remember that merit presentation in this body of
examples. The first is your usual /remember for a standard piece of erotic writing that
has cropped up in a larger adventure. This is entry is also taken from a playthrough of
A Summer’s Exchange:
You are Anon, a human exchange student from the University of Magecraft.
You know very little about elves, their culture, or their customs.You are often
unaware of how badly elves lust after you. You are staying with the Yinris
Household, your host family for your cultural exchange trip.
You are currently in Velatha’s bedroom, alone with her after a confession
of love.
Velatha is nervous, excited, and teeming with lust after confessing her love to
you and dragging you into her bedroom. Velatha is wearing her usual green
mage’s robe with her dark brown hair tied back.
The rest of the Yinris family is at home in their own rooms. You and Velatha
cannot be caught together, so silence and secrecy is essential.
Here you can see each paragraph touching on a part of the recommended order to
help bring a scene together, which will also be assisted by Velatha’s character World Info
we set up earlier.
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The second kind of /remember format is the kind for “Instant Encounters”.That is,
a /remember for scenarios that begin with and are exclusively focused on smut, where
ALL details are immediately important so that the action can get started accurately, and
right away.
The example put forth here is from my scenario “A Bogey’s Prey”
, where the AI
immediately requires the details of the Bogey monstergirl in order to begin the prompt
correctly. So, we push a lengthy chunk of information in violation of the recommended
order like this:
You are Anon, a worn-out man filled with numb sadness.
A Bogey is a kind of Oni with big, fluffy arms and legs that are soft like
a plush toy stuffed with cotton. Being a sub-species of Oni, Bogeys easily
tower over humans with their height, as well as possessing a pair of large
horns that sprout from the sides of their head. A Bogey’s horns are just as soft
and plushy as the rest of their bodies. Bogeys are drawn to men filled with
sadness of any kind, and are filled deep, protective instincts. The hands of a
Bogey are big, plushy paws nearly the size of their bodies, which Bogeys use
to embrace their prey in their big, soft arms. The gentle, warm hug of a Bogey
has the power to alleviate any fear, anxiety, or sadness. Once held in the arms
of a Bogey, their prey will want to indulge in their affection like a vulnerable
child, at which point a Bogey will do everything to soothe and console them,
especially with their body.
There’s still that line at the top that clearly anchors “You” to your character’s name,
as well as that quick bit about how your character is supposed to behave, but the rest
of it is entirely dedicated to defining the Bogey in quite a lot of detail. At first glance,
many users would raise the concern that this is overstuffing the memory (it clocks in
at 941/1000 characters), but when there is no WI for this scenario to crowd additional
context, this method actually proves to be quite robust.
The key thing to keep in mind is that the “Instant Encounter” formatting method
for your /remember is ONLY for scenarios that absolutely hinge on the smut, and do
NOT attempt to introduce more information through World Info. It is absolutely pow-
erful, but the use case is highly specific. For all other cases, stick to the recommended or-
der and assist with supplemental World Info entries.(Just remember you only get about
two WI entries alongside a full remember before the AI will start ignoring them due to
memory limits)
A.2. Authors Notes
No special education here, just some examples that you can dissect alongside the
guide’s explanations:
Available here!
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Elves find themselves overtaken by a slowly-building lust in the presenceof a
human. Their lusty need to be bred by humans is endemic but well hidden.
Cuddling ahead. Slow and rich erotic details for the smut here. Strong focus
on the soft, plushy body of the Bogey and how soothing she is.
This is a story of romance, eroticism, and passion. Slow, rich details for the
smut here. Strong focus on the fluffy, warm, soft body of the Bunyip.
Anon is a strong and gentle person who is concerned for the Scylla he has just
rescued. Anon is bewildered by the Scylla’s appearance.
There is panic and tension to the writing here, mixed with erotic details as the
Night Gaunt hunts and lusts after Anon.
As always, look into the scenarios published by other people that you enjoy and
find to be well-functioning. By examining and dissecting the construction of their
memory, you can quickly learn quite a lot about how to get what you want out of the AI.
This appendix is merely a series of examples from a singular author, following specific
guidelines. Do your best to figure out what works through your own experiences, the
study of other people’s methods, and a healthy amount of modification. Best of luck!
[1] Avsfag. /AIDG/ Writing Guide v 1.0, 2020. URL
. Annotation: /aidg/’s premiere
guide for new learners and general concepts.
[2] Gwern Branwen. GPT-3 Creative Fiction, 2020. URL
. Annotation: An absolutely massive technical compendium of Gwern’s
experiments with GPT-3 and its creative writing abilities.
[3] FailedSave. Guide to Erotic Storytelling with AI Dungeon, 2020. URL
.Annotation:A prede-
cessor to “A Coomer’s Guide to AI Dungeon”. Quite old now, missing a lot, but it’s
written in a way that steps you through the process of cultivating a piece of erotic
writing as it evolves, which is still a valuable perspective.
[4] Jordan Penn. The Punctuation Guide, 2011. URL
. Annotation: An excellent resource for learning how
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to effectively use every kind of punctuation.
[5] Wallenberg. Punctuating Dialogue, May 2004. URL
.Annotation:Incredibly handy PDF file
for keeping the many rules of dialogue formatting straight, so your story’s dialogue
is high-quality and consistent.