A free bot to supercharge your writing skills
I made a Telegram bot that boosted my writing productivity 5x. Now you can use it too.
This is a quick message to let you know that I've been working on a Telegram bot called Lovelaice for some time now to help me take notes using my voice and then quickly write up a post from those notes.
The bot has undergone several improvements recently, and currently, it can transcribe what you say and rewrite your transcription with an open-source large language model called Zephyr 7b. This state-of-the-art model improves grammar, punctuation, and style to make your text more polished. You can speak freely about any idea popping into your head without worrying if you wander off or leave sentences midway through the talk. The chatbot transcribes your speech and edits it automatically using the magic of generative AI.
Although the result isn't always ready to publish, it's much cleaner than just the raw transcript —unless you have perfect speaking skills. So, if you're like me and often have messy ideas in your mind, this bot may be helpful when taking initial notes for further editing. To use it, simply start a voice message and start talking.
You can use the rewriting feature to get a refined version almost ready to publish. Afterward, you can make some final edits to polish the tone and style because large language models may incorporate uncommon phrases or fancy words you don’t like. But most of the initial writing struggle —turning your thoughts into more or less coherent text— will already be completed, helping you avoid writer’s block.
The bot is open source. You can host your own using Monster API, which has low costs but doesn't have access to advanced models like Chat-GPT. Clone it from GitHub or use my instance on Telegram (available during beta mode). New users receive 100 credits for free, enough for a couple thousand words. You can buy in Telegram with an in-bot function at a very affordable price ($1 per 100 credits).
However, if you read Mostly Harmless Ideas and run out of credits, let me know through Telegram, and I will give you 100 more. And if you’re a paid subscriber, I will give you 1000 credits to get you started, which gives you close to 30,000 words, end to end, and 1000 more afterward if you need it.
By the way, this entire post was composed using this tool. I just talked for seven minutes while taking out the trash. I used the new rewriting feature and then did some final editing. All in all, it took me no more than 20 minutes for the brain to publish.
Further editing and refining are required, but I’m finding that practically 90-95% of the work is done before I sit at the computer, combined with 5-10% manual editing. It doesn’t work perfectly, though. Sometimes, the bot will simply refuse to rewrite and instead offer some chatty comments on the text, but you can always re-run the rewrite function and try your luck a second time.
Oh, I almost forgot… The bot can generate images too, using Stable Diffusion XL. All my illustrations lately come from it.
If you use it, please share your opinions in the comments, telling me whether you enjoy it, and send me your suggestions for improvements.