How to avoid/fix repetition in my story?

How to avoid/fix repetition in my story?

How to avoid/fix repetition in my story?

A common failure mode of the AI is to start repeating itself. It might say the same thing over and over (“The land is empty. The land is empty…”), or with minor variations (“You can’t eat. You can’t sleep. You can’t move….”), or by repeating what you type (“You: Go in the house. AID: You go in the house. You: look around. AID: You look around.”) When this happens, it can be very hard to break out of by continuing to type new actions. Instead, try the following:

  1. Click Undo repeatedly until you are BEFORE the very first instance of repetition.
  2. Try typing something different than you did last time. Be expansive, describing what you do in more detail and with more complex language than you usually would. This will cause the AI to also break out of its rut and start writing more complex things.
  3. As you go on, make sure you aren’t being too repetitive in what you type. Vary your sentence structure, your sentence length, and your word usage. This will encourage the AI to do the same.

If there is still an issue, here are some other things to try:

  1. Make sure there is nothing causing the repetition in your Memory or Author’s Note. This is uncommon, but if these are too repetitive, or if it is repeating phrases from these, it can be an easy thing to overlook.
  2. Advanced Settings (We don’t recommend changing these)

Temperature and Top P are how likely the AI is to pick something other than the most obvious choice for the next word. If you increase the randomness, the AI will act more wacky. A little wackiness feels creative, but too much can seem silly and meaningless. The AI with higher randomness is less likely to repeat itself.

Frequency penalty and Presence penalty are advanced settings that cause the AI to try to avoid repeating any words. The trouble with turning these up too high is that if your story is about a dog, it will try to avoid saying “dog” more than once. Once it’s said “companion” and “hound” and “animal” it will pretty soon have used up all the euphemisms and will stop trying to talk about dogs at all.

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