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NovelAI Review: Is It the Best AI Story Generator?

Say hi to NovelAI! The AI-generated writing tool adds a text-to-image AI art generator powered by Stable Diffusion, #NovelAIDiffusion. You can already use NovelAI to generate fresh concepts and plotlines and assist in story writing. NovelAI ensures that you have all the necessary tale components. Plus, it also has a text-to-image AI generator starting today.

AI art is the new hype. After DALL-E 2, Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, DreamBooth AI, Wombo Dream, and Make-A-Video, Novel AI made its appearance in the game. AI story generators may assist you in developing interesting characters and fantastic plots (including plots with a three-act structure). So, let’s dig deeper and find out what it promises.

What is NovelAI?

what is novalai

A GPT-powered sandbox for your creativity, NovelAI is a monthly subscription service for AI-assisted authorship, storytelling, and virtual companionship. And today, Novel AI announced its image generation tool.

With the help of Novel AI’s artificial intelligence algorithms, anyone, regardless of skill level, may publish high-caliber literature. They provide unheard-of levels of flexibility using our Natural Language Processing playground and our own AI models developed on authentic literary works. The AI instantly adjusts to your input while preserving your viewpoint and vocabulary.

For usage by the general audience, Novel AI is a project that is creating an AI storytelling tool. The level of freedom that users have with AI storytelling is remarkable. Although it has occasionally been called a game or a writing assistant, it actually combines the two. With respect to your right to privacy, openness, and general goodwill on the part of the developers, Novel AI aims to offer a user-friendly experience.

NovalAI Features

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Storyteller mode

The main story generator feature of NovelAI is the Storyteller mode. In this mode, you give the AI some basic input and it starts writing the story for you piece by piece with a click of a button. This mode generates unique and creative content. Besides, it offers you full control over the content (easy edits, re-creates, and more).

Text Adventure mode

The text adventure mode is a text game that requires some imagination from you. You decide what the game setting and character are. The AI will take care of the actions based on your input.

Image generation mode

Of course, an AI story generator tool needs an image generator for showing fantasy-style images in your stories, novels, or such. The image generator asks for simple text input from your imagination and it spits out a unique and original image.

Free trial

NovelAI has an extensive free trial of 50 generations. Although you can’t use the free trial on image generations, you can use it in generating stories and playing the text adventure.

Custom editor

You can customize the NovelAI editor to meet your eye. You can tweak fonts, colors, and layouts. This is a convenient feature for someone who’s going to spend a lot of time in the editor.

Story encryption

NovelAI protects your work. All the AI-generated content belongs to you and lives on an encrypted server so that no one can steal your work.

Knows many writing styles and authors. NovelAI language model knows how to write in different techniques and styles, such as Stephen King or William Shakespeare.

Easy to use

 Last but not least, the tool is easy to use. As a user, all you need to do is give it some input and the AI generates you creative and compelling output.

How to install NovelAI on Mobile?

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Here are steps for how to install Novel AI on Android and iOS.

How to install NovelAI on Android?

You must launch Novel AI’s webpage in your mobile browser to install a PWA.

Then, open the menu for the browser and seek a selection such as “Install” or “Add to the home screen.”

Your home screen will gain a new icon (it might be forwarded to a separate page if it’s full) that you can click to launch Novel AI. Doing this eliminates all browser overhead, giving the UI more room.

How to install NovelAI on iOS?

The Add to Home Screen option can simply be found in the “add to” area, the same as how Novel AI is installed on Android.

Novel AI Image Generator

novelai image generator

NovelAI also supports AI art generation. All you need to do is come up with input from the deepest corners of your imagination and let the AI take care of the rest. Also, NovelAI allows you to tweak the image-generating parameters for further customization.

Notice that the image generator is not a free feature. You need a paid plan to access the image-generating capabilities of NovelAI.

If this is the first time you’ve heard of or seen AI-generated art, you may wonder if this piece is a copycat. But the truth is this is an AI-generated original and unique image. All this is possible thanks to the big leaps in AI developments during the years 2020-2022. Before those times, no one could ever imagine AI would be capable of producing such images.

Nonetheless, as a story creator, you might find these images useful if you want to add them to your stories. After experimenting with NovelAI’s storyteller, text adventure, and image generation modes, it’s clear to me that this tool offers a successful way to use AI in generating stories and images.

The fact that I don’t need to care about facts when generating stories makes it so much easier. It doesn’t really matter what the AI says as long as it’s grammatically correct and compelling. As I already mentioned, generating blog posts with AI is much trickier because it quite often messes up information. But in the story generation space, this is not an issue.

What I Like about Novel AI

What I Like about Novel AI

Free trial. NovelAI has a fantastic free trial that lets you try the storytelling and text adventure features.

Creative. NovelAI’s underlying AI algorithms are cleverly crafted to produce unique, original, and creative stories very fast. All you need to do is give it some direction.

Different modes. NovelAI is not just an AI story generator. It has a text adventure mode as well as an image generation mode.

Easy to use. The tool is easy to use and to get started with. You don’t even need to sign up to start using the tool.

What I Dislike about Novel AI

What I disLike about Novel AI

Limited free trial. The free trial has its limitations. Although the story-generating features are accessible for free (even without sign-up) the image-generating capabilities are behind a paywall.

Clunky UI. I tried generating an image with the free version. The tool asked me to sign up but I couldn’t find the signup button anywhere. Also, the tool doesn’t offer that good hints as to how to use its features. It assumes you’re a story writer or have played a text adventure before.

No “full story” option. Whether this is a good thing or bad thing is up for debate, but NovelAI generates stories piece by piece. It doesn’t have an option where it would generate a story from start to finish in one go.

No money-back guarantee. Most AI writers I’ve tried have a money-back guarantee that I really like! But NovelAI doesn’t have this feature. So you literally have to pay $10 minimum to generate one image



NovelAI has several different price options depending on how frequently you wish to use their services. You pay via a monthly subscription, or you can sign up for their free trial, but this does not give you access to the NovelAIDiffusion. 

Paper – Free trial

Access to Euterpe (their second best AI storyteller), including Calliope and Sigurd

  • 100 free text generations 
  • 2048 tokens of memory, or around 8192 characters 
  • 100 free text-to-speech (TTS) generations 

Tablet – $10/mo

All of the free features except memory

  • Unlimited text generations
  • 1024 tokens of memory, or around 4096 characters
  • 1000 Anlas, refilled monthly 
  • Advanced TTS
  • Image generation 

Scroll – $15/mo

All of Tablet’s features

  • 2048 tokens of memory, or around 8192 characters 

Opus – $25/mo

All of Scroll’s features

  • Access to Krake (their best AI storyteller) and all other AI storytellers
  • 10,000 Anlas, refilled monthly 
  • Access to new experimental features
  • Unlimited image generation 


Whilst there is certainly potential for NovelAI to be a useful tool, there are definitely limitations in its ability. The assertion of developing “quality literature” seems a little tongue-in-cheek, at least, that is the impression given from the tutorial, and the algorithms seem to stick quite closely to genre-specific tropes and clichés. 

Currently, its capabilities seem suited for writing a range of run-of-the-mill young adult (YA) stories, but it’s interesting to see where it will go.  

If you’re struggling with your writing, then it would be worth experimenting and seeing how easy it is to get your ideas flowing again. The Text Adventure is fun to play around with, but be conscious of the character limit associated with your free trial.


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