I wonder if what happened to the publishers that no longer receive manuscripts because most of them are made with artificial intelligence or Chat Gpt 4 if that doesn’t mean the disappearance of the writing profession?
I think it means more that networking is everything now. ChatGPT has (ironically) made it much, much harder for an unknown writer to be noticed. Publishers/Agents are becoming very wary of taking on new writers fearing contaminated/generated works, and the volume of it (in an already tough market), from writers who do not have a reputation/track record.
And the solution and writer’s professional future? Is this the end of literature as human activity like the finish of Go or chess?
I see your point. It’s unsettling.
Those of us who have no network will have a hard time of it, if we’re new, or returning after years away.
For me, since it isn’t my livelihood, it is isn’t worth it to publish any longer.
If I have to prove my work isn’t machine-made, I’m not sure how to do it. It doesn’t seem worth the time and effort to defend myself against it.
I could spend the time writing
What do you mean by networking ability?
I don’t mean networking as in computers, but as in people